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A Spring Training Lesson on Accountable Leadership

The other day, I was reading an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about one of the St. Louis Cardinals’ hottest prospects for 2019, a young Canadian outfielder by the name of Tyler O’Neill who made his debut last year. A quote from this young man near the end of the article really jumped out at me, because it pointed directly toward some foundation concepts that support accountable leadership. O’Neill said: “I’m always get­ting closer

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Two Minutes Late

I was on my way to meet a friend for lunch the other day. As I approached the restaurant there was a mother with her young son of about 10. I arrived at the door first and waited as I held the door for her. As they passed by and through the door I overheard her say to her son, “We’re only two minutes late. It’s okay.” I have to admit that my initial thought

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Is It Time To Quit?

“I’m not a quitter.”  We’ve heard this battle cry before.  But sometimes we need to be objective enough to evaluate our progress, our current position and the possibilities that lie ahead if we continue down the same path.  Many times the true “winners” are those people who know when enough is enough, eliminate allocating valuable resources in a losing effort and move to a new direction that can be significantly more profitable. Learn three important

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Welcome to my blog

I’m kicking off my new blog today.  I want to share quick insights and ideas on personal growth, leadership, accountability and growing your business.  If there is something you would like to hear about, let me know. I’ll also share regular video and audio here, from some amazing interviews with successful people and leaders around the world.  Ultimately, I’d like this place to be a resource for you.  It’s a spot you can come to

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Are You A Game Changer?

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.

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Three Critical Traits Of Great Leaders

While working with an organization’s board of directors recently we discussed the components of great leadership. Many ideas were expressed and it was an amazing experience discovering the differences and the commonalities between everyone’s views. In the end three traits stood out.

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No More Excuses…Make Accountability Your Competitive Advantage

True story: Early in the Minnesota Twins 2009 exhibition season, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire discovered a note on his desk from Justin Morneau, his star first baseman. It read: “Gardy: I forgot to run sprints after the workouts yesterday; I am fining myself.” Next to the note was a hundred-dollar bill.

Was Justin Morneau accountable because he was a superstar, or was he a superstar because he was accountable?

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Seven Little Things That Make A Big Difference In Business

Every day we are faced with major decisions and large issues.  Some of our decisions involve large sums of money and effect people in a profound way.  We worry, fret, or lose sleep, which can adversely affect our health in dealing with these big decisions and issues. Effective business professionals must be able to stay focused but maintain a wide field of vision.  In addition to the major issues, there are seemingly small activities that

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Build A Better Business By The Numbers – 5 Things To Do With Old Clients

1.    Stay in touch 2.    Say Thank you 3.    Ask for referrals 4.    Discover if they have new needs 5.    Show them you care about them as people, not just clients Two questions for you: 1.    When was the last time you spoke with all of your clients? 2.    How have your clients’ needs evolved over the past 24 months? One thing for you to do: 1.    Create a brief three-question survey that you can

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There Is More Than One Way To Make That Sale

I was in New York City speaking at the annual AFLAC meeting.  All of the top producers were there, and they were eager to learn and grow.  The meeting was held at the Marriott Marquis, which is located in Time Square.  Having a little extra time on my hands I went out for a walk. The first store I came across was an electronics store.  The window was filled with every imaginable cell phone, digital

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