Greatness is in you! If you balk at that statement, you might have fallen prey to a cultural brainwashing that has subtly overtaken us. Our world seems to have a fascination with people who have uncommon skills, abilities and talents. We practically worship people who achieve elite status in the narrowest of niches. Athletes with uncommon … Continue reading Greatness is in You!
Have you ever had any of the following situations: A friend offends you An employee disrespects you A boss is unreasonably critical of you A neighbor does something to irritate you A co-worker continually disrupts you A family member hurts you If you are like me... and all the other humans on the planet, you probably said yes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Effective Crucial Conversations
We all get stuck from time to time. In fact, if we never get stuck, we aren't working on a anything significant enough. This week I got stuck again facing a problem at work that needed to be fixed. Several teams I lead were not responding to a particular request. My automatic response was to repeat … Continue reading Putting the Insanity Equation in the Rear View Mirror
Who are the 5 people that are influencing you the most? Before reading further, make a list right now of the 5 people you feel influence you the most. Many of us will respond to this question with a list of speakers, teachers, authors and pastors. Some of us will include spouses, parents, and mentors. Consider … Continue reading One Grip Higher – The Average of 5
Thomas Jefferson once wisely noted, "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." The other day I noticed my attitude was miserable. Have you ever had a moment where you came to the epiphany that the problem … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Check My Attitude!
A recent article from http://www.Forbes.com highlighted the 15 things the most successful leaders in the word do automatically every day. There are so many great nuggets in this article... it could easily have been 15 separate One Grip Higher postings. Click here to read the article with the descriptions of each leadership quality on the … Continue reading One Grip Higher: 15 Things the Most Successful Leaders Do Automatically Every Day
I recently came across this fantastic list of 14 things you should do at the start of every day... I was inspired as I read the list. Some of these things I do daily. Others I definitely need to work on. Where ever you are on the journey to becoming highly effective, you will find … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Simple Steps to Start Your Day Right
If you want to get one grip higher today, become a better listener. So, how do you get better at listening? Try asking better questions. Here are a list of great questions that will ensure your conversations elevate. These questions come from one of my favorite authors, Gordon MacDonald. Tell me what it takes to … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Become a Better Listener
If you want to get One Grip Higher today choose to be the Mento! A few years ago I saw my first “Mento in the 2 liter Pepsi bottle” video on YouTube. I’m sure that you’ve seen a similar video (if not… watch the video below)! The explosion that followed the Mento being dropped into … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Be the Mentos!
If you want to get One Grip Higher today, try to be like Nike! Yesterday I was in a Nike Factory Outlet store looking for a new pair of running shoes. I have always loved the simplicity and the challenge of the Nike slogan, "Just Do It." While I was trying on shoes I came … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Be Like Nike