Yearly Archives: 2023



When you are intentional about Making Today Your Masterpiece, you will make a positive impact on others. For most leaders, we tend to gravitate to those who have the greatest potential. You need to invest your time with those who will provide you with the best ROI. LBWA stands for Leadership By Walking Around. Each morning, when you rise, your daily calendar is filled with plenty of opportunities to impact others and make a difference. You have set meetings, one to one’s, decisions to make, problems to solve, deadlines to meet, and calls to make, some more important than others. I believe someone on your team, in your company or department, is waiting for You to Be Their Somebody Today. [...]

By |2023-12-20T02:32:41+00:00December 20th, 2023|Development, Leadership|0 Comments

The daily five.

In Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, translator Edward Fitzgerald writes: “The moving finger writes; and, having writ moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The bottom line is yesterday is gone forever, and tomorrow is no guarantee. But today is yesterday’s tomorrow and it is all we have. In my recent book, Make Today Your Masterpiece, I share a concept John Maxwell uses. I have adopted the concept to measure my masterpiece for today. It is called The Daily Five. Here is how it works: identify five daily activities you are willing to commit to. I’m not referring to appointments, meetings or [...]

By |2023-12-12T20:56:55+00:00December 12th, 2023|Development|0 Comments

Your Masterpiece

As many of you know, I love the phrase, "Make Today Your Masterpiece."  So much so that I decided to write a book with that title. In a recent workshop I was conducting, one of the participants asked me what would constitute a masterpiece on any given day. Well, a good question of course. The answer is personal. I responded by reminding everyone of the definition of a masterpiece. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines a masterpiece as, "Great work, showpiece, a perfect model, things done or made with masterful skill." What makes it personal is that at the end of each day, you reflect on your activity and your actions to determine if the day was your greatest work, your [...]

By |2023-11-28T18:40:01+00:00November 28th, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

An attitude of gratitude. 

Thanksgiving is coming. Yes, it is one of our most revered holidays. A time set aside not just for turkey and all the trimmings but a time of giving thanks for all the good we have in our lives. Today, I am appealing to all in the Lead One Community. An appeal to begin the daily habit of expressing gratitude. I know this takes work. We have busy lives, plenty coming at us from all angles. I have learned that one of the best ways of dealing with daily pressures and anxiety is to form an attitude of gratitude. It does take practice. It requires being aware of all the good in your life and intentional about giving thanks. When [...]

By |2023-11-28T18:45:03+00:00November 22nd, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

Who should get my time?

That is an excellent question for leaders. Your organization's size or responsibility will likely give you the answer. In most cases, you can’t give time equally. In simple terms, in my view, fair isn’t equal. As leaders, we must be jealous of how we use time and with whom. We must be careful not to treat time like we will never run out of it. It isn’t infinite. It is finite, and we are in control. You are likely familiar with the so-called 80/20 Rule—The Pareto Principle. An Italian economist developed the idea in the early 20th century. He observed a pattern that naturally occurred in nearly every aspect of life—from landowners to sales results. For example: 20% of a [...]

By |2023-11-28T18:48:07+00:00November 8th, 2023|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments
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