Look for the Good Apples

Leverage Your Attitude, Save the Whole Barrel When the conversation turned to his status as the first American to hold the much-coveted WBC World Heavyweight Championship belt in eight years, no one would’ve batted...

5 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s efforts initiated changes that would transform American society. That’s why the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day on the third Monday of every January. It’s a chance to reflect on what he...

4 Rules for Strategic Givers

Generosity Is a Business Strategy, and Almost Everyone Gets It Wrong It’s likely that your company logo is sitting in the bottom of some landfill. Likely, that is, if you’re among the majority of...

The Secret Power of Wasting Time

One New Year's Resolution That Probably Saved My Life Studies show that most New Year’s resolutions flop a month or less after we make them. Gyms all over the country are banking on...

Some People Are Your Greatest Assets

Build Your Business Around the Exceptions Most employees are interchangeable parts in your corporate machine. Your employees may be great people. They may be smart, talented, and attractive. They may be volunteer firefighters, soccer...

Finding Your Extraordinary Story

It’s been written that, “We are the stories we tell ourselves.” If that’s the case, then we need to do all we can as leaders and people to make sure those stories are positive,...

Confessions of a Reluctant Goal Setter

5 Lessons I Learned from Taking the Plunge I have a confession to make. It’s that time of year again: Everyone is talking about setting goals, New Year’s resolutions, and how this year is...

The Power of Productive Thinking

Why the Right Tools Aren't Enough to Succeed Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Workweek is an enormously popular book, selling more than 1.35 million copies since its 2007 release. But that doesn’t mean its message on...

4 Steps to Communicating Vision

There’s just no substitute for vision. When we have a compelling, unifying view of the future—and we’re able to communicate that view—it can motivate people to accomplish astonishing things. And those who lack vision,...

From Babylon to Self-Betterment

A Quick History of the New Year’s Resolution Are you making a New Year’s resolution this year? It’s quite likely you are, as surveys conducted in recent years show that something like 40 percent...