Hey, Voice! Get Active!

(A Tip for Better Writing You’ll Want to Use Starting Yesterday) One of my first coaching comments to a retired pilot who is writing a fascinating and historically-significant memoir was to write using an active voice.  I wasn’t expecting his response. “Why?” ...

Secret to Sustainable Productivity

I can promise you the possibility of a breakthrough in sustainable productivity if you will be an earnest sojourner along the following three access roads to the mindset required.  One is paved by a psychologist/best-selling author. Another has been carved out by a...
Just ask! (But how?)

Just ask! (But how?)

Just ask! (But how?)   An old type of vinyl record album (a “78”) had a flat, smooth side and a grooved side of the disc where the music was recorded. If we call the flat, useless side a complaint, the grooved, functioning side is a request. The record album is...
Catch & Release

Catch & Release

Catch and Release Saturday morning we all went out in kayaks and most of us were fishing.  I paddled up to a mangrove island and parked in the shade, casting out.  Heaven.  I was using shrimp and darn if I didn’t catch a big catfish right off the bat. But guess...
Grand Canyon Sized Impact

Grand Canyon Sized Impact

There is ONE habit you must be willing to GIVE UP in order to become a much better leader. As a business owner or professional, you have undoubtedly read two or more books on leadership, right? Some of you have read at least part of a dozen books on how to be a more...
How to Stop Complaining

How to Stop Complaining

There is ONE habit you must be willing to GIVE UP in order to become a much better leader. As a business owner or professional, you have undoubtedly read two or more books on leadership, right? Some of you have read at least part of a dozen books on how to be a more...

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