Effectiveness vs. Efficiency

Do you work in a company or organization that is generally effective, but moves slowly and inefficiently in it's processes? Conversely, do  you find that the company you work for is very efficient at doing ineffective things? Before we start a project or initiate organizational change, we had better define success. If success means more widgets … Continue reading Effectiveness vs. Efficiency

Why the Caged Bird Sings

Read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks … Continue reading Why the Caged Bird Sings

The Baby With the Bath Water

It is natural to see January 1st as a new beginning in your family, a fresh start. To this point you have thought about your goals and faced forward with recharged inspiration. This is your chance to make changes that can improve your life and the lives of those around you, but be careful: Don't … Continue reading The Baby With the Bath Water

2016 Focus Factor Tracking

Part of planning for a new year must involve reflecting on the year that is ending. Remember how you feel today - take inventory of 2016 in all six focus factor areas and track your progress in each. How are you measurably tracking your focus factors? Here are some ideas for ways to to gauge progress: Food: … Continue reading 2016 Focus Factor Tracking

Recommended Reading

Looking for a good book? Here's our recommended reading list, which you can always come back and find in the "About" section: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend The Millionaire Next Door by Dr. Thomas Stanley and … Continue reading Recommended Reading

What’s Your Haka?

https://youtu.be/yiKFYTFJ_kw The haka is a traditional war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. - Wikipedia The New Zealand rugby team famously performs the haka to challenge opponents before matches. It … Continue reading What’s Your Haka?

The Letdown

After any major period of rejoicing and spending time with loved ones, it's natural to feel some post-holiday blues.  Don't let it happen to you! See the good in everyday and know that there are always reasons to celebrate.  The only difference between yesterday and today is a number.

‘Tis the Season

The holidays accentuate the act of giving as a staple of our world tribe. Project your giving throughout the year. Be reckless in your giving. Give intentionally and spontaneously. Give to strangers. Don't just talk about it. Be about it.

Leslie Odom Jr.’s “Simply Christmas”

Check out the Hamilton star's new, refreshing Christmas album: http://time.com/4608373/leslie-odom-jr-hamilton-holiday-album/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter Available on Spotify and iTunes

Seven Principles of Effective Goals

The goals you set are based on things you can control. Your goals focus on action (what you will do or how you will behave). Your goals decompose into daily activities to help you stay on track. Your goals are stated in your own language. Your goal is measurable (in time, scale, degree, percentage, etc...) Your goal has a … Continue reading Seven Principles of Effective Goals

Leadership

In "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership," John Maxwell describes the Management Myth: The Management Myth – that leading and managing are the same. Leadership is about influencing people to follow, while management focuses on maintaining systems and processes. Managers can maintain direction; to move people you need influence. In "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," … Continue reading Leadership

The Strength of the Wolf

"As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack." -Rudyard Kipling How are you contributing to your pack and their shared mission, vision, and values today?