Winning and Success

Winning and Success

“Second place is the first loser.” – Dale Earnhardt   “If you ain’t first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights   “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” — “Red” Sanders, UCLA Football coach, 1930s.     With quotes like those...
Funerals

Funerals

It’s likely a statistical blip.  Maybe it’s the phase of the moon.  But after years of going without, I’ve been to four funerals in the past six weeks and have three more coming in the next few days/weeks.  With one notable exception, these are “expected” deaths;...
Being Memorable

Being Memorable

Years ago I coached a Fortune 500 executive on her quarterly Town Hall meetings for her division.  She wanted something fresh.  “It feels like I say the same thing every quarter.”  When I inquired further, she really was saying the same thing most every month but did...
Opening Well

Opening Well

I love the New Year. It’s a chance to reflect on the past. To revel in the present and enjoy some time off with those we love. But it’s also a chance to start anew. Hang a new calendar. Clean up the office. Turn the page. Promise to do better. Plan for the future....
The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

On the first day of my son’s Tee Ball practice, dads and coaches shouted the immovable rule of baseball to anyone who would listen: “Keep your eye on the ball!”  It’s good advice for baseball players (and fans).  It’s good enough advice that it’s still given by...
Opening Well

Stage Presence

About the time you are reading this, I’ll be involved in a new project that includes being the emcee/host for a series of live seminars. This involves weaving video, introductions, live panelists, a little content, and audience participation into a cohesive hour on...

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