No power?

February 23, 2014 · Filed Under Be a Better Manager, Get 2 Goal, Quote of the Week · Comment 

Today I had the pleasure of addressing a group of Hometown Heroes – people in our community who have made it a better place to live.

I introduced the quote below and thanked them for tapping in to their own power to make a difference in our community – helping people get food, housing, medical treatment.  Raising money.  Saving lives.

It’s important to do the same in  our every day office lives.  It’s easy to say:

Okay – I’ll admit it. I’ve heard the same phrases in conversations with myself.

We have no power. We might as well give up or give in.

Please don’t give up OR give in!

Post this week’s quote as a reminder that we all have power.

We might just need a little help finding it and using it.

Tools for both below.

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You’re Out!

November 3, 2013 · Filed Under Be a Better Manager, Quote of the Week, Serious About Service · Comment 

One.  Two.  Three strikes.  You’re out.

I used to hate striking out as a kid -for myself and my team.  Felt like I hadn’t done my best.  Hadn’t done my part.  Had let the team down.  Dreaded getting back up there.

Did you ever feel that way?

What about as a grown up?  Whether it’s making a sales presentation, having conversation with a colleague, learning a new task or …

let’s remind ourselves that the Boston Red Sox had 165 strike outs, a record for post season play during which they became the  2013 World Series Champions. Read more

Working in the Dark?

Vinnie’s last day is October 31.   When asked what he most hoped we would all remember after he is gone, he said this: Read more

Kick Butt

October 12, 2013 · Filed Under Be a Better Manager, Get 2 Goal, Insider Info · Comment 

kick boxingMonday, October 13 is National Kick Butt Day.

How will you celebrate?

A few ideas…

What would really help your organization most right now?

More clients? Fewer receivables? Read more

The Next Step for Procrastination

Our Quote of the Week has been selected in celebration of Fight Procrastination Day ( September 6). It’s a nice little six month follow up for those of us who are still putting off the tips we picked up during National Procrastinators Week.

But wait a minute, if you are reading this in the USA before or on  Labor Day, procrastination is in order.

Labor Day is the last hurrah for summer sun and fun. A good day for hoots and rainbows. For today – forget about the Quote of the Week. Pretend to be Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.


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“I’ll think of it tomorrow… After all, tomorrow is another day.”


And if you are traveling on Labor Day, please be safe – and patient.

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.

Once back at work, it’s time to stop being or pretending to be Scarlett.

Yes – it’s time to take a serious look at the Leadership Quote of the Week – which is actually a question. Read more

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