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Three Simple Steps to Declaring It – and Making It – Your Best Year Ever!

Happy New Year! Was 2013 a great year for you? Maybe not so much. Either way, are you ready to make 2014 your best year ever? As my good friend used to tell his four-year-old son, “It’s good to want.”

Posted in Commitment, Declaration, Implementation, Strategic Planning, success, Visioning

Planning Your Future from the Future to Take Your Organization from Strategy to Action

Whether your organization is large or small, strategic planning is critical to the success of your business. Even individual departments must create their own strategic plans to drive sustained business results. Whatever our size or scope, we need to plan

Posted in Action Planning, Future, Innovation, organizational change, Past, Performance Improvement, Strategic Planning, transformation, Visioning Tagged with:

Worrying About Today’s Problems Is Not My Problem!

I was recently sitting in a Vistage Chief Executive forum when one of my best friends and professional role models shared this revolutionary idea with our group. Today’s operational issues are someone else’s problem. According to him, if as a

Posted in CEO, Entrepreneur, Future, Job Duties, Leadership, Management, Organizational Performance, Past, Planning, Present, Problem-Solving, Visioning, Vistage

Declare It To Achieve It and You Can Have Anything

For much of my adult life, I’ve had thoughts about the future I have wanted to create for myself.  The stuff I wanted to have. The relationships. The professional accomplishments. Wanting those things for my future is nice. At times,

Posted in Accomplishment, Accountability, Achievement, Commitment, Declaration, Goal Setting, Goals, Inspiration, Intentions, Results, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, Visioning

Composure: Maintaining Balance When the S$!* Hits the Fan!

According to, “composure” means: serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquility. My less formal – although quite likely more actionable – working definition of composure is “maintaining balance and keeping grounded when the s*@# hits the fan.” A friend

Posted in Balance, Breakthrough, Composure, Control, Personal Accomplishment, success, Visioning

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