Accountable leaders never tire of asking themselves a tough question: Who am I, really? They know the answer to that question is always going to be rooted, not in what they say about themselves, but in the actions that they choose to take. These leaders know their actions do one of two things: they either demonstrate full commitment to their chosen purpose in life … or they demonstrate commitment to something else. Recently, I was
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When a leader freaks out and starts changing things their people are intensely affected. Inconsistent leadership creates an environment that is full of distractions for the people they lead. When the people are distracted they cannot focus on the purpose, mission and tasks at hand for the enterprise. Great leaders stay steady and they know exactly what to be steady about.
For the past decade Apple, Inc. has been the absolute master at disruptive technology. First they came out with the iPod, then the iPhone and then the iPad. Each time Apple introduced a product they set a standard in the market that their competition could not match. Apple controlled over 85% of the mp3 player market, redefined what a smart phone is and controls 85% of the tablet market. In the process Apple caused companies
Our lives become the total of all of the choices that we make. We all struggle at times making decisions. The better the decision the better we feel and the more likely we will achieve our goals. In this TV interview I share three steps to making better decisions and then two really powerful “bonus” ideas at the end. I hope you enjoy the video and that the ideas are of value for you. Making
With the release of the new Apple iPad Apple Inc. is changing the game. Already Seaton Hall University has announced that it will issue iPads to all students this fall. In the past two months since Apple announced the impending release of the iPad, 22% of all new mobile application developers’ projects were based on that platform. Apple is not only changing the game for their industry and with their competitors, but the devices they create are changing the game for other industries as businesses look to leverage and incorporate Apple’s technology moving forward.
Where would you like to be in six months? One year? Two years? How do you get there? The first step is to clearly define what it is you want to achieve. The next step is to determine what you will have to change to get to where you want to be. Sound easy? Well, it can be. If change is the catalyst that helps us grow and achieve at a higher level, then knowing
Change is the essence of progress and in order to have growth at work and in our personal lives we need to be willing to commit to change. However, change can only be initiated as the result of a primary desire. Lasting change is possible only when the need and desire for change is both understood and internalized. People will not change until they are ready to change. No one can force you to change.