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Be Kind. Always

Be Kind. Always

Be Kind. Always

This is a more personal message than I usually post, and I hope you will take it to heart.

You may have seen the message floating around Facebook.  “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

I can tell you that the message is true, and it’s important…and never more important than during a holiday season. Read More…

Happy Chanukah as We Begin the Holiday Season!

Happy Chanukah as we begin the holiday season!

Happy Chanukah as we begin the holiday season!

Happy Chanukah to my many friends around the world! I love the traditions of Chanukah for many reasons. The holiday brings back so many wonderful memories of time with family and friends.

Many of my earliest mentors, teachers, and business partners today begin the celebration of Chanukah. It’s an experience that leaves you inspired and changed forever. Read More…

Are Serving Leaders Ready to Be an Interdependent Leader?

How do we become more interdependent leaders?

How do we become more interdependent leaders?

So how do you lead in a connected world? What changes do we need to make if we hope to solve many of the world’s biggest challenges? We need to change something if we hope to achieve a different result. Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” The third style of contribution is my preferred way of making a difference in the world. What I call interdependent leadership.

How do we become more interdependent leaders? Let’s see if I can share several ideas today that will help us create the future we want for our children and grandchildren. Serving leaders will find this style very compatible with the way they currently lead. Read More…

How Do You Choose to Serve the World?

How do you choose to serve the world?

How do you choose to serve the world?

As we wrap up another year, I thought I would invest my time in sharing what your future might look like. Yes, this is another year end blog that tells you about what the future looks like.  But before you shrug it off as just another way to get you to buy my products and services; I suggest to you that these ideas, if implemented, can change our world forever.  Read More…

How Can Serving Leaders Achieve Mastery?

How do you achieve mastery in your life?

How do you achieve mastery in your life?

How do you get great at something? What does it take to achieve mastery with a critical skill in your life? In the last blog, we talked about motivation and how it might have changed. Today, I hope to take your life to the next level.

Earlier this week we talked about Dan H. Pink’s book called Drive and shared that strong leaders understand both internal and external motivation for themselves and others. Today, we talk about personal and professional mastery. Read More…

Is What You Know About Motivation Wrong?

Is What You Know About Motivation Wrong?

Is What You Know About Motivation Wrong?

New research on motivation shows the way you motivate others is changing. The key questions for me are why and when? I get many great books over the holiday season and I try to work through them as quickly as I can. But when I got a copy of Drive – The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink I couldn’t put it down. Let’s see if I can motivate you to go out and get yourself a copy. Read More…

What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! I thought I’d drop you a short note to thank you for all your support over the past year, almost 130,000 people in our leadership communities. This is because you have chosen to share us with your family, friends, and larger communities. I’m thankful for your support. Read More…

How Nonprofits Can Empower Their Stakeholders Through Social Media!

Can social media help you listen to your key stakeholders?

Can social media help you listen to your key stakeholders?

Want to know what you stakeholders are thinking without investing thousands of dollars for focus interviews? How do you find out what your best stakeholders are interested in? When I did business intelligence in the 1990’s, my clients invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to find out key information on their best customers, partners, and professional associates.

Today a well-trained social media or communications expert can spend twenty minutes online visiting several social media sites and know a lot about their clients and their best stakeholders for little or no cost. Read More…

Do You Have the Right Mindset for Social Media?

How do you overcome being overwhelmed on social media today?

How do you overcome being overwhelmed on social media today?

Are you using social media to promote your cause? How do you decide if social media can provide you a connection to your key stakeholders? How important is it to engage and empower your stakeholders using social media? How do you overcome being overwhelmed with social media? Read More…

Can Serving Leaders Expand Their Influence Through Social Media?

Can social media help you share and connect?

Can social media help you share and connect?

How can serving leaders be more effective growing their communications strategy? As serving leaders we need to leverage our time and activity to be more successful in our lives. It’s the fourth quarter of the year and my partners and clients want to know if it’s time for them to become more active in social media. What would you tell them? Five percent of the CEOs I’ve work with are involved in social media today.

When I look at new clients and entrepreneurs from the past several years, the number jumps to over 30%. Less than 5% of CEOs are really active within their networks. Read More…

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