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Eight Great Ways to Engage Your Employees & Make Your Mission Matter

I regularly facilitate Strategic Planning workshops with leadership teams to help them establish their visions for the future. During these sessions, leaders regularly ask me how they can keep their Mission and organizational Values alive after these highly interactive group

Posted in employee engagement, Employee Ownership, Engagement, Innovation, innovation efforts, Inspiration, Mission Statement

Ten Tips To Foster Innovation in Your Organization

I once wrote an article called “Breakdowns in Innovation: The 2 I’s vs. the 5 D’s” based on my experience with so many organizations that fail to implement their great ideas. In that article, I described the all-too-common pitfall that

Posted in Achievement, Breakthrough, Breakthrough Performance, business, buy-in, CBS Pulse, disruptive thinkers, execution, executive champions, Goals, greater good, Ideal Future, ideas, Implementation, Innovation, innovation efforts, Inspiration, Intentions, Light Bulb, meetings, opportunity, Organization, Passion, Positive Change, Power, Presence, Resistance, Rich Lobel, SMB, tips, Vision

Declare It To Achieve It and You Can Have Anything

For much of my adult life, I’ve had thoughts about the future I have wanted to create for myself.  The stuff I wanted to have. The relationships. The professional accomplishments. Wanting those things for my future is nice. At times,

Posted in Accomplishment, Accountability, Achievement, Commitment, Declaration, Goal Setting, Goals, Inspiration, Intentions, Results, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, Visioning

Rock Star Performers Eat Chocolate Cake and Apple Pie!

I always enjoy working with companies who value their employees and recognize them for their individual and team accomplishments. I firmly believe that people want to contribute and make a difference and that the more they feel valued the more

Posted in Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, High Performing Team, Inspiration, Leadership, Motivation, Organization Development, organizational culture

Celebrating Our Successes – One Accomplishment at a Time!

Did you just sign a new customer you’ve been chasing for 2 years? Find the simple billing errors that explain why your numbers are off so much this year – simply because you forgot to bill your clients? Those accomplishments

Posted in Accomplishment, celebration, Inspiration, Motivation, Peak Performance, Results, success

Catching Spring Fever to be a Better Leader

I was just in Minnesota with a couple of coaching clients and was thrilled to see – and feel – the sun shining again. I’ve been supporting the leaders in this family business since November, about the same time the

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Inspiration, Leadership, Minnesota, Motivation, SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Spring, Winter, Winter Depression

What Would Cherie Do?

A few years ago, I was coaching a senior sales leader on how to more effectively manage – and inspire – his team during the recession, a difficult economic downturn that all but decimated his real estate environment. One day,

Posted in Angel, cancer, celebration, Coaching, Friendship, Inspiration, Loss, Mentoring, mourning, Reflection

Aim High, Achieve Higher

Different things speak to different people. For me, sometimes it’s the lyrics in a song that move me to tears. Sometimes, it’s the message on a billboard or even the common theme of a popular TV show or classic movie

Posted in Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Passion, success

What Are You Training For?

In September, I ran my first triathlon. It was an exhausting – and exhilarating! – experience, and I’m quite proud of my extremely respectable 2-hour and 10-minute pace for this Classic distance. I would have liked to have taken 10

Posted in Cycling, Fitness, Half-Marathon, Inspiration, Learning, Motivation, Running, self development, Swimming, Training, Triathlon, Triathlons

L’Shana Tova: Making it a Good Year!

It is a Western American tradition every January 1st to wish our friends, family, and professional colleagues a “Happy New Year”. Well for thousands of years now, it has been a Jewish tradition to wish those same important people in

Posted in High Holy Days, Inspiration, Intentions, Judaism, new year, Resolutions, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

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