Important Decision to Make? Try This—

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“It’s amazing what incredible results can be achieved with such simple tools.” -Mark Swain Years ago, I came across an article detailing how top business executives make important decisions. I was initially surprised when I read the results of the survey that was referenced. When faced with important decisions, those who were included in the […]

What Is Success?

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“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—It is: Try to please everybody.” –Herbert Bayard Swope Years of experience working as a manager, coach, speaker, and facilitator have taught me some really important lessons about life and living. Today, I’d like to talk with you about […]

Do You Know How Great You Really Are? (Part II)

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“A man asked his friend, ‘Who do you think you are?’ His friend replied, ‘I wish I knew.’”  -Unknown A few months back, I posted a blog titled “Do You Know How Great You Really Are? In that post, I noted a curious fact that I have discovered. Throughout the course of my life, whenever […]

So What’s Your Story?

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou When I started my professional development company years ago, the first course I created and offered to companies was Creating and Delivering Professional Presentations. (This course remains one of my most popular offerings.) Because I had been an undefeated speaker as […]

What Will Be Your Legacy?

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“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” –William James (The “Father” of American Psychology) I will never forget my wife’s paternal grandfather, John Dangerfield West, because he impacted my life in a special way. My fondest memory of John was seeing him at a family, holiday […]