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Archive for June, 2013

Accountability and Responsibility

June 30, 2013
Accountability and Responsibility

Recently I began a speech admitting that “I am a logomaniac.” Besides being taken to task for not providing a dictionary definition of the word, many folks in the audience admitted to having a bit of that mania themselves. Some, of course, more than others. Interestingly enough, several folks went a long time thinking that […]

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Teaching Leadership

June 23, 2013
Teaching Leadership

I’ve heard it said that leaders are born and that one cannot be taught to be a leader. Personally, I don’t buy that argument. It may be true that there are some folks who, no matter how hard you try, are not ever going to be “good leaders.” The problem here is that those who […]

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An unusual Father’s Day this year . . . and enjoyable!

June 16, 2013
An unusual Father’s Day this year . . . and enjoyable!

I don’t pay much attention to holidays. I also don’t pay a lot of attention to things like birthdays – especially my own. This year seems a bit strange though. As luck would have it, I found myself alone with our two cats for Father’s Day. Our children are grown and out on their own […]

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STOP – Don’t BUY that!

June 15, 2013
STOP – Don’t BUY that!

We are becoming a “rental nation.” What? Is that bad? You mean we’re willing to forgo the pride of ownership? Personally, I think so. Here’s what David Houle is thinking along these lines – and I very much agree with him on this topic. Four years ago David started to suggest that in the United […]

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Employability

June 5, 2013
Employability

Though things have continued to improve, there are precious few among the unemployed who are upbeat about their job potentials. There are also few of those who are still gainfully employed that feel their positions are secure. And while there are many who are paying attention to making themselves employable, most seem not to be […]

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Debut and Swan Song All In One.

June 4, 2013
Debut and Swan Song All In One.

Rich, a good friend, colleague and accountability partner who lives in Florida, shares with me a love of running. We speak almost every weekend to find out how we are progressing in our personal and business goals and to hold each other accountable for the commitments we make. Often we will chat about our trials […]

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