The Missing “C”

Most pianist understand the importance of “Middle C” in orienting themselves as they begin to play. In leadership “middle C” represents compassion – both the ability and the desire to feel for and with those you are called to lead.

The key is to just start

The night I quit my job I had a decision to make: wait, or just start. I chose to just start and held a seminar the next day. People in motion tend to stay in motion and people at rest tend to stay at rest. So whatever it is you’ve been waiting to do… just start!

When moving forward means saying goodbye

The world needs the light and magic you have inside of you. Your journey itself—and the promise of what is to come—is more important than any position you currently occupy.

Control vs Influence

If you’re talking about the life or lives of others, control is an illusion; influence is what matters.

Change blindness, and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome

Things rarely happen “all of a sudden.” They happen incrementally, by degrees; slowly, over time. The problem is, we usually don’t see them happening until “all of a sudden” it’s too late.

Principle based leadership

A good leader sees the principles that lie at the heart of every issue and instructs on those principles as they’re naturally encountered. Learning principles as they’re practically applicable makes them easier to remember. What kind of leader are you?

To teach or not to teach

You never know when the lives of those who hear you will be divinely aligned in just the right way to prepare them for what you have to say.

That’s not my job

That kind of “no problem, it’s my job” approach is an inspiration in a day when so many are finding excuses to say “that’s not my job.”

Being Persuasive

Being Persuasive Persuasiveness pervades almost every aspect of our life. Either you’re being persuaded or you’re trying to be persuasive yourself. Whether it’s in a relationship, communicating with a spouse or a child, marketing a product, selling something, teaching a class, or talking to your boss, a co-worker, or someone that works for you—life is […]