One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection. The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts. Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?
Reputations can be fickle. Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions. An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time, can undermine. Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even. Investing in…… Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock
Why is it that some people can position themselves to be in key positions? The ability to always be in the right place at the right time seems easy to these people. It seems as if they can leap from one wildly successful venture to another with seemingly little effort. Maybe there lucky breaks involved,…… Continue reading Preparation
Sometimes it seems as if we live in a “dog-eat-dog” kind of world. Cutthroat business practices are often glamorized and encouraged. People can be set to fail, or to be left behind by those who possess more knowledge and experience. In this mindset, knowledge is leverage to use to keep others from competing, or to…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 13, Those Who Teach Others
Unlike regular golf tournaments, the Ryder Cup (PGA) and the Solheim Cup (LPGA) are different from regular tournaments in that they put two teams of golfers against each other, Europe and the United States. Competitions range from single one-on-one contests, and group play where shots are not necessarily counted like a regular tournament, but the…… Continue reading Visionary Thinking: Leave a Legacy with Long-Term Thinking
Having read Captain D. Michael Abrashoff’s first book, It’s Your Ship, I looked forward to his follow-up. Get Your Ship Together is the logical continuation of the principles from the first. In short, Captain Abrashoff took command of the destroyer USS Benfold. The ship was a consummate low performer in the preceding time before Abrashoff…… Continue reading Book Review: Get Your Ship Together, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
Name one of the great leaders of the 20th century. Better yet, compile a list of great leaders in history, and more often than not, John Wooden would be included. Everyone who follows basketball is familiar with the famous UCLA teams of the 1960s and 1970s. Wooden was a winner of ten NCAA national championships,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership