Ultimately, your success as a leader depends upon the effectiveness of important decisions. How do you know when you've reached a clear decision, one you're willing to uphold, no matter what? The three primary voices in a decision-making process are: The Voice of the Mind: A mental process in which logic rules. The Voice of… Continue reading The Three Voices in a Good Decision
Several years ago, I was speaking with a 43-year-old executive who had already survived two heart attacks. He was nervously chattering about how loaded he was with work, family, community commitments, and other "pressures." I asked him, "Do you ever take any time to quiet down and take a look at what is happening in… Continue reading Reflection as a Leadership Fundamental
A group of Tibetan monks labored for several weeks to create an intricate work of sand - a Mandala - at the Memorial Art Gallery. It was the occasion for many in the community to be exposed to the beliefs of Buddhism, and to examine their lives in light of those beliefs. As the team… Continue reading The Buddhist Way to Succeed in Business
The whole place was up in arms. This time he'd gone too far - blown a significant prospect with a foolish mistake. How many times has this happened? The rest of the people are getting fed up with it. And as they walk by your door you can see the icy stares; the building frustration… Continue reading What To Do About Scapegoats!
"I work better when I'm under pressure." "There's nothing like a tight deadline to get me moving!" "Anxiety is sky-high around here now. People are really running!" What is the difference between times when you're energized and times when you're anxious? Can you detect a difference in your productivity? Here is what I see in… Continue reading Energy, Anxiety and Productivity