“…I’ve prepared a list of attributes that, when followed, will GUARANTEE you a lasting position of leadership…”

  Characteristics and Attributes of a Sustaining Leader One of the problems in describing what characteristics and attributes that a “good leader” should process is there are too few attributes listed as the required criteria. The typical criteria is: Commitment, diligence, staying focused, honesty, motivation, and tenaciousness; All good, and necessary, but hardly adequate to […]

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“…Positive Thinking People are Happier, more healthy, and are better with ‘coping skills’ ….”

“Accentuate the Positive.” That’s what my Mother always used to tell me.  We can all find something negative to think about, or to describe someone else…. Can’t we.  But, how about intentionally thinking of something “positive” to say about someone?  I had a former employer/turned partner, who seldom, if ever, spoke ill of someone.  I knew […]

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“…I was ‘too busy’ chasing the next opportunity…. The next dollar…. The next challenge….”

Here’s some  “holiday” advice…un-solicited…. Take some time off…. Away from the job.  Spend some time with your wife.  Spend some time with God.  Spend some ,  This advice is the type advice that I’ve “never taken” myself, had someone suggested it.  It’s the type advice that I could never AFORD to take…. I was “too busy” […]

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“…Or maybe like this: She kissed him with abandon. Then there’s my favorite…”

Most of us think of “abandon” as walking away from something, giving up, giving it to someone else to finish; relinquishing all interest.  It that manner, then, abandon is a bit of negative term.  For most, Abandon has probably been designated as a permanent negative term, never to raise its ugly head in a positive […]

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The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the […]

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“…Management is beginning to think that they can get two of me, for the price of one of them….”

If we’re not careful, after about 20-25 years into our career…..we start to get “stagnant.” We’ve started to experience some degree of success, and we began to sit back… and take it easy. We start “resting on our residuals.” We’ve already started thinking about what we’re going to do when we retire.   So…we start accessing […]

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“… I’m not CHEAP…. I’m thrifty….or frugal. So, you could say…I was operating “lean…and mean….”

Lean and Mean…. What does it mean?  We’ve all heard it, I’m sure, but have you ever stopped to think…what does it really mean? Let’s analyze it for a moment.  When I first went into business for myself…. I did “everything” myself.  It’s not that I didn’t think that I could afford to hire someone […]

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“…Every mole-hill is a mountain. Every headache is a migraine. And for some…”

You can’t start the next chapter in your life, if you keep re-reading the old one….over and over.   Do you remember the movie with Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott, where Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant and egocentric Pittsburg TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, […]

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“…The …PROBLEM… comes when we THINK we can control the outcome, but in reality…. We cannot…”

Don’t ruin a good day… TODAY…by dwelling  YESTERDAYS… bad day.  That happens to us all, on occasion; but honestly… Some of us are pretty good at ignoring bad days.  If we can “control” it… then, it’s not adversarial.  It may be difficult, but for me… I get a “high” out of the challenge of “righting-a-wrong.”  If I cannot positively […]

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“…Fifty-three years ago, while on training for a new job…in snow laden Chicago, I accepted a dinner invitation from …”

   Just how committed are we?  Committing is “giving your all,” and not changing your mind.  When you say you’re going to do something… you do it.  You don’t leave someone standing at the altar.  When we commit ourselves to someone…it’s for the duration…. To the end of time.   Let no man put asunder hat […]

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