As the great Walt Disney said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Coach John Wooden’s pyramid of success is built from two corner blocks they are Industriousness and Enthusiasm.  Simply put your JOY must be your WORK and your WORK must be your JOY.  If you do not have these two cornerstones built in as your foundation achieving competitive greatness is not possible.

I spent my career endeavoring to impart character and life skills to young people to carry with them throughout life.   “If you want to avoid criticism, all you have to do is say nothing, do nothing and be nothing.”  On the other hand, if you decide your life is purposed for something worthy and being on the playing field is preferred to sitting in the stands, there is something you are sure to encounter;  “barking dogs.”

The entrepreneurial journey is filled with barking dogs telling you how it is not possible.  If we listened to the barking dogs, there would be little to no advancement.


Calibrating Your Leadership GPS for an Era of Hyper-Change

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Process Orientation: Keeping the main thing the main thing

Good business processes mean nothing without great people. To implement a process that consistently produces a quality product or service, you must invest in people. Develop people so that they are performing at their best; from this, excellent processes will arise. Many people lack the balance and structure in life needed to develop the fundamentals …