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Broken Windows – It’s the Little Things That Count

There’s a long-standing theory in law enforcement regarding how a police department can effectively deal with serious crime. The theory is called “Broken Windows”. Long story short, the theory posits that serious crime in a community such as rape, robbery and murder, are the final result of a lengthier chain of events. The theorist’s believed […]

Ramp Up the Rituals – Increase Your Performance

Rituals Stimulate Action Rituals are the actions that embody our stories and express our values and beliefs. (Wikipedia) High performing individuals have a number of things in common. At the top of that list is a commitment to daily rituals. The Late Jim Rohn, America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, shared this little secret for failure and […]

2 Sure-Fire Qualities For Promotion

Last year Forbes Magazine cited the two primary qualities for getting promoted. One was the ability to set priorities and work on high value tasks. The second was the discipline to get the job done quickly and well. Since both of these qualities fit perfectly into the profile of an Outperformer, I want to elaborate […]

How Much is Good Leadership Worth?

Is there a connection between good leadership and increased profits? The Gallup organization believes there is. Having conducted research with more than 17 million employees on the degree to which they are emotionally committed to their company’s goals, their findings include: “Engaged” employees are more productive, more profitable and more customer-focused. “Actively Disengaged” employees erode […]

Exceptional is Expected

In the latest issue of Fast Company magazine the editor, Robert Safian, lists “Twelve Innovation Lessons for 2014. The first lesson on Mr. Safian’s list is, “Exceptional is Expected.” Google is the poster child on this prestigious list and among the reasons listed for it’s lofty position is that Google has a laser-like focus on […]

Clarity Deficit Disorder

We have a problem in this country and it’s not just the partisan gridlock in D.C. In a country absolutely brimming with opportunity – for everyone – we find too many people and too many businesses not achieving the success and accomplishment they both desire. Why? CDD – Clarity Deficit Disorder. What is CDD? It’s […]

You Are Your Own Product

Here’s a lesson that is seemingly being forgotten today; we get paid based on the value we bring to the marketplace. Our value in the marketplace is based on the contributions we make – not based on effort. Trying is good, but delivering the goods is what really counts. This is why personal development is […]

E+R=O The Formula for Making Good Choices

Chances are the choices you make, on a daily basis, are either keeping you from or moving you toward a better life, a more rewarding career, or the achievement of a lifelong dream. The cold reality is the life you’re experiencing right now is the result of choices you’ve made in the recent or distant […]

To Do List or Success List?

Most productive people have a to-do list. They realized a long time ago that working from a list makes a lot of sense. Being productive requires juggling a lot of tasks and projects on any given day. As you know, I’m not a fan of multitasking but, in the busy world most of us live […]