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What They Still Don’t Teach You at Business School

What They Still Don’t Teach You at Business School

To all leaders and would be leaders… It would be a mistake to underestimate the profound impact on our national consciousness of stories of callousness, greed, violence and deceit by some people and of the never-ending barrage of scandals among high-profile leaders and celebrities. More and more we are called upon to evaluate leadership and […]

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All It Takes Is All You’ve Got

All It Takes Is All You’ve Got

To become successful and live the life of your dreams…all it takes is all you’ve got. It’s a motto, a mantra, a massive call to action. It means challenging yourself to dig deep, suffer, pay the price…and to fight for and work hard for what you want. The word agon in Greek is the root […]

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If You're Not Dependable, You're Expendable

If You’re Not Dependable, You’re Expendable

No warm up needed. Let’s get right to the point. If you’re not dependable, you’re expendable. That goes for all people, places and things. To be dependable is to be trustworthy, consistent and reliable. Dependability is a massive value proposition…and a key competitive advantage. To be expendable is to be of little significance when COMPARED to an […]

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Zero Talent Required

Zero Talent Required

“Don’t be different just to be different. Be different to be better.” Seth Godin   Talent is captivating, seductive and inspiring. We are left speechless by the beauty of Michelangelo’s sculpture. We become riveted and enthralled by Adele’s angelic voice. We double over in laughter by the comedic genius of Robin Williams. We are captivated […]

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The Only Job Description You’ll Ever Need

The Only Job Description You’ll Ever Need

It’s about time someone said it… Most job descriptions are… a joke… a tool for CYA…(covering your a@#) a useless and outdated resource for what it takes to compete and win in today’s environment. Now that it’s easier than ever to outsource a job to someone cheaper (or a robot) there needs to be a […]

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Nice is The New Cool

Nice is the New Cool

“Happiness is the new rich. Contentment is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Nice is the new cool.” – Gary Ryan Blair We are living links in a chain of wisdom handed down through history. One axiom developed in that chain is the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have others […]

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Be a Fruit Loop In a World Of Cheerios

Be a Fruit Loop In a World Of Cheerios

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!” – Dr. Seuss The moral of a story is a lesson that is conveyed within the context of a story or event. As an example…at the end of Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, in which the plodding and determined tortoise won a […]

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Up for a Quickie?

Up for a Quickie?

This message falls under the magically delicious category. If you’re up for it…here’s a quick challenge which will produce a big win in just 7 days. Interested? Keep reading…you’ll be glad you did. Reciprocity is defined as a mutual exchange. It simply explains that when someone gives you something or does something for you, that […]

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How to Upgrade Your Life

How to Upgrade Your Life

For most of my adult life I’ve pursued what I consider to be the organizing principles of lasting change, and in this message…I wanted to share a proven three-point plan that you can use to transform and upgrade your life. I’m old school and of the belief that the best things in life are free, […]

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