I don't know who said it first, but I have always appreciated the validity of this quote: "A proper perspective is worth fifty I.Q. points." Perspective. Interesting word with several shades of meaning. In this case, it means "a view of things in their true relationship or relative importance." In my quest for a life … Continue reading A Proper Perspective
Yesterday, I heard a gifted preacher preach appreciation for the lives we have been given, experienced as "one day at a time." Also, he spoke of gratitude for the mere and awesome fact of our existence, against nearly infinitely improbable odds. And insight into the truth and beauty of all creation, including our own authentic, … Continue reading Happy New Day!
I share with the BUILT TO LEAD readers a post I wrote on another blog this morning on the impact of Steve Jobs on my main client's business concern--customer loyalty. Think of this as a leadership post, as well. Thanks, and peace! ______________ Given yesterday's sad news that Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, had finally … Continue reading Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
For the last couple of months or so I have been attempting to write a book. The book is no less than a compilation of my thoughts, reflections, analysis and frameworks for living a fulfilling life. It's designed to be a resource for those who want their lives to "burn bright" and who are interested … Continue reading How Do I Know What I Think Until I See What I Say?
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” [Steve Jobs, to The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993].
An open letter: Hon. Steve Stivers, Representative--15th Ohio Congressional District, Washington, DC 20515 August 9, 2011 Dear Congressman Stivers, I urge you to summon your leadership courage and find the methods to "reach across the aisle" to your colleagues in the House and forge the middle ground in the budget debates yet to come. We must … Continue reading Tired of Bitching. Time To Lead. One Small Act.
We often cite the sad statistic from Gallup's annual survey of American workers, that perennially shows only 25-30% of workers say they are "engaged" at work. The remaining majority report they are not engaged or actively (negatively) disengaged. I sometimes wonder if that's about as good as it's going to get--is that the state of … Continue reading Distracted to Death
Do you lament the lack of engagement in your business? Is there a sense of mistrust in your culture? Got politics, silos and turf wars? Are your customers more interested in beating you down on price than sticking with you? I've just completed a study of three major analyses of TRUST. Sources: A dozen population … Continue reading Our Own Worst Enemies