Trusting the Direction Do you type in the address of your destination, and the GPS produces several options as choices to take? One of the choices is the fastest route. Do you select it and go? Who doesn’t want to get to the destination fast? We place trust in many things. Can you think of … Continue reading Direction-Do you have one?
Framework To map out a successful plan to implement an improvement plan, growth plan, or any change, you need a framework to build. In the design stages, you can see the vision of what is required to reach the destination. When we start on a drive to a vacation spot, we always type in the … Continue reading Building your Vision
It is so easy to assign worth and value to external things. Watching commercials, television shows, and looking at magazines in the checkout line, you see all of the glamors on display. How many times a day do you compare yourself to others? Be honest with yourself. Do you look at another person, a car, … Continue reading Identity, Value and Purpose
I missed the bus is a phrase referring to being too slow to take advantage of an opportunity. In education, it was an excuse for being late to school, like the video attached to the word bus from 1992. Have you ever used that phrase? Jumping on the bandwagon is another phrase used to join … Continue reading I missed the bus! Can I jump on your bandwagon?
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.— Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher Cultivating Healthy Ambition Ambition is an essential element to an organization and individual. Ambition begins with understanding the desires, aspirations, and goals you have for yourself and your team. What exactly are your desired outcomes for yourself and … Continue reading Ambition
Do not spread false reports. Exodus 23:1 The coach spots a little boy in the stands with a glove waiting to catch a baseball. The coach decides he will toss a ball to the little boy. Then suddenly, a man swoops in and catches the ball. Cameras snap the picture; video cameras record the moment, … Continue reading Hook, line and sinker
Let's start a conversation today about the world of work. This past week I had the pleasure of speaking with a community service group regarding their human resources and programs. I am new to their organization and wanted to gain more insight than project any thoughts. I told them after listening to their difficulty in … Continue reading #ConversationsForChange
"The miracle is not that we do the work, but that we are happy to do it.”-Mother Teresa Leaders provide lots of information, data, strategies, and models for success. As a leader, you have attended workshops, webinars, read books, and researched all of the knowledge of “what works” to achieve success. Still, after all of … Continue reading Critical piece
As a leader, especially during this time, the importance of “what we do,” “how we do it,” and “why we do it” are critical questions to ask. We have asked them before, but how does it help us to answer the biggest question of all? What matters most? “Mother Norman, I am so sorry for … Continue reading What Matters Most?