You’ve got what you want… now what?

Most of the astronauts who went to the moon in the 60s and 70s came back and got depression.  I’ve noticed that many new homes in my area go up for sale shortly after the owners move in.  When I find myself playing cards on my phone I always get a letdown when I win […]

Make Each Pitch a Masterpiece

Several years ago I heard a pitching coach give some sage advice to an athlete that also applies to business, sales, and leadership.  “Make each pitch a masterpiece”.  Translation: don’t let any effort of yours be mediocre; make every effort your best.  With every pitch, the athlete must perform a masterpiece of a pitch, or […]

Keep planting

  I am a corporate trainer, consultant, and executive coach.  I’m also a gardener.  Today is a beautiful day in April and I just discovered some animal – probably a rabbit – has chewed off the leaves of my newly planted climbing rose. I am so disappointed because I ordered that rose during the winter […]

What the CEO wants you to have:

I ask executives frequently if they want their people to have written goals.  They almost always answer “yes”.  I think most workers would assume the CEO doesn’t care about their goals.  He/she must be thinking about other, more noble (or financial) thoughts than what the average employee desires in life.  Well, they’re wrong; their goals are important to the boss.  Here’s […]