Monthly Archives: September 2011

Is Leadership Changing?

Someone asked me the other day if leadership is changing… if the skills required today for good leadership are any different than 20 years ago. Clearly, businesses are getting more complex, as are all organizations and governments. Are the guiding leadership principles the same? I just kicked off my 16th session of the North Carolina […]
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Define Success: Two Olympic Heroes

How do you define success for yourself? One brilliant moment, or do you strive to leave a legacy of small victories over a lifetime? How many of you know who Jesse Owens is? Yes, he’s a major figure in American history. In 1936, Jesse won the Gold Medal in the 100 meter dash at the […]
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Barriers to Success: Negative Self-Talk

One of the biggest barriers for people in reaching their dreams — working through this process — is that they set unrealistic expectations of themselves. They have these grand visions of perfection… and it sounds like commitment, which is good, but in reality, this only sets up problems. When your self-image is limiting, when you’re […]
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Barriers to Success: Incongruence and a Bad Attitude

Clarity, Intention, Attention, Focus: That’s the way to create the life you want for yourself. But like any simple formula for success, there are all sorts of barriers along the path if you want to consistently implement clear intention, attention and focus. It can be simple, but certainly not easy. Even with the best plans […]
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Focus on Success: How Do You Spend Your Time?

Let’s focus on how focus is key to career success. Four concepts contribute to success: Clarity, Intention, Attention and Focus. It’s worth spending a time thinking, planning and taking action on each element. I’ve been covering each in recent blog posts. and these elements are covered in detail by my co-authors and I in our […]
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Attention + Accountability: Putting a Success Plan into Action

In my recent blog posts, we’ve been talking a lot about success concepts:  Clarity, Intention, Attention and Focus. These four elements are covered in detail by my co-authors and I in our book, “Do Eagles Just Wing It?” If you’ve been following me, you’ve done a lot of conceptual work. A lot of thinking and […]
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Success: The Secret Energy Force Behind It

I’ve been laying out a success formula for life and career through Clarity, Intention, Attention and Focus. These are the four keys my co-authors and I talk about in our latest book, “Do Eagles Just Wing It?” By writing down specific intentions you get clarity, and then you identify the critical success factors and waypoints […]
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The SMART Way to Plan for Success in Life and Career

Luck only gets you so far. In good times, anyone can get lucky. Right now, things are a little harder. Smart people don’t count on luck, they plan. Then they work hard and are ready when “luck” strikes. I’ve been laying out a success formula for life and career through Clarity, Intention, Attention and Focus. […]
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Clarity of Vision: What Are Your Waypoints?

I’ve been talking about clarity and the way to gain clarity through making a list of truly important wants. Taking some time to get really clear on what you want and what you intend to achieve is key to having a successful life and career. And it’s the foundation of the lessons my co-authors and […]
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Clarity Takes You Where You Want to Go

Without clarity, our actions are just actions. We’re moving, we’re moving, but we’re not really getting anywhere. It literally doesn’t matter how hard we work, because we’re not working toward anything. But with clarity, two powerful things happen. The first is, we start making better choices. When you’re clear about what you want, it’s much […]
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