On Career Development: The Ability to Focus

  The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. ~ Stephen Covey In yesterday's post I introduced the acronym FACE IT to identify six leadership attributes I believe will help accelerate your career and professional development.  The six attributes are Focus, Accountability, Customer Driven, Execution, Innovation, and Teacher. The first attribute, … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Focus

On Leadership: The One Thing That Changes Everything

There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world - one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love. Other … Continue reading On Leadership: The One Thing That Changes Everything

On Leadership: The Courage Needed for Integrity

Here is another story from Stephen M.R. Covey's book, the Speed of Trust, that teaches about the courage needed for integrity.  It was related by the wife of a man who was in medical school some years ago. "Getting into medical school is pretty competitive, and the desire to do well and be successful puts … Continue reading On Leadership: The Courage Needed for Integrity

On Leadership: Integrity

I have been rereading Stephen M.R. Covey's wonderful book, The Speed of Trust, and felt the share a story he used to teach integrity.  Dr. Covey defines integrity when there is no gap between intent and behavior.  He calls this congruence. Dr. Covey illustrates this principle with a story about Mahatma Gandhi.  "At one point … Continue reading On Leadership: Integrity