On Career Development: The Formula for Success

  "Confidence can take an individual with nonexistent skill sets and make them respectable; ordinary skill sets and make them good; and incredible skill sets and make them great." "All things being equal, the mentally tough win every time." "High Performance  (Success) = Potential + Training - Interference" ~ all quotes by Dr. Craig Manning, … Continue reading On Career Development: The Formula for Success

On Living with Purpose: Have you been kind today?

  Ask yourself: Have you been kind today?  Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. ~ Annie Lennox It's Saturday.  I encourage you to shift your attention away from your profession and focus on your family and / or others you love.  This is important to maintain balance and perspective. Be kind … Continue reading On Living with Purpose: Have you been kind today?

On Living with Purpose: Be There

  Wherever you are, be there. ~ Jim Rohn I recently read an article about Arianna Huffington where the interviewer asked how she built her amazing professional network.  The interviewer also noted that Ms. Huffington never seemed to get ruffled, no matter how the chaos swirls around her.  In fact, she almost seems to be … Continue reading On Living with Purpose: Be There

On Career Development: The Ability to Teach

  Effective teaching is the very essence of leadership. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains.  The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires. ~ William Arthur Ward The ability to teach is the sixth and final FACE IT* leadership attribute.  If you think about the leaders you admire most … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Teach

On Career Development: The Ability to Innovate

  Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. ~ Mason Cooley Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs Innovation without profit is nothing. ~ Jeffrey Immelt Business only has two functions - Marketing and Innovation. ~ Milan Kundera ~ Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Innovate

On Career Development: The Ability to Execute

  When companies fail to deliver on their promises, the most frequent explanation is that the CEO’s strategy was wrong.  But the strategy by itself is not often the cause.  Strategies most often fail because they aren’t executed well.  Things that are supposed to happen don’t happen. ~ Larry Bossidy Guessing what the pitcher is … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Execute