Leadership Best-Practices No. 1

Through the years I’ve volunteered for or worked alongside some noteworthy leaders. I work hard to emulate their best practices whenever I lead. Lately I’ve been noting some of those best practices, creating a quick-refresh list so I can keep key operatives at the forefront of my thinking. As I’ve written, however, they’ve expanded and

If you would not be forgotten

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. Benjamin Franklin Perhaps you’ve seen the shorter version before as I have, the second line. I came across the full quote recently, however, and it prompted further thought. I remember fondly those who

You’re Obligated

You’re Obligated Several things converged in my thinking last week: Receiving news that a tribute I wrote 8 years ago about one of my high school teachers is still of my blog’s most-read posts Observing the success of a couple of proteges after I moved on An acute awareness of the major contribution to my

F. Scott Fitzgerald on Writing

Writers aren’t exactly people… they’re a whole bunch of people trying to be one person. F. Scott Fitzgerald This rings true for me, especially when I’m writing a script or short story.   Does it sound like you? Link to graphic version: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VilGARM5wTo/T0WI25u6wdI/AAAAAAAABUo/3TgHloxBdlQ/s1600/writers+are+bookoisseur.jpg

Vince Lombardi on Excellence

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to that person’s commitment to excellence, regardless of the chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi Thinking point: What is my chosen field of endeavor? How intently am I committed to excellence?

Success – VanAmbaugh

Success is the accomplishment of some definite objective in life, by which we benefit the world, command the respect of all, and hold the true affections of our family and friends. Here the thing we call “success” stops. The making of much money is quite another thing.