Goals – Questions That Will Help You Focus

Goals - What's Next?

Have you already created your goals for next year? The following can help you further. Below is a process Individuals, but you can download a similar one for organizations.  We also have a complete planning system for organizations called Purpose Driven Results that provides 8 steps to create Purpose, Core Values, Brand Promise, Strategy, and Goals.  But, […]

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Responsible Freedom Respects Boundaries

Responsible Freedom Respects Boundaries

Freedom that does not respect boundaries is IRRESPONSIBLE. That is why when you cross boundaries then laws, justice, and authority enter the picture. Freedom that doesn’t respect boundaries is not only irresponsible, it is self-absorbed. That type of attitude says, “I can do anything I want, because I can!”Freedom and Valuing OthersValuing others, is like love, […]

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Slow Down! Remember the Control Boomerang

Slow Down

One of the best ways to help yourself to stop controlling is to simply slow down. When you do that, you also need to remember the control boomerang that is about ready to hit you. Remember what we say about most control people? They are…Good People Up to No Good! When we control, there often is a […]

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Boomerang Effect – Controlling Leads to Being Controlled

The Boomerang Effect - Controlling Leads to Being Controlled

Trying to control almost always ends up with a boomerang effect. The person controlling ends up being controlled. Is that what is happening with you? If you want to know if you are trying to control, the boomerang effect is a good sign that you are. Most of us who are control freaks, find it difficult […]

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Obligation or Freedom – Have To or Want To?

Obligation and Have To

What happens to you when you sense that you “have to” do something? Think about that Saturday that you get to do whatever you want – it is very easy to get out of bed!  But, those days that you “have to” do those awful chores, it takes effort to get out of bed. There […]

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Listening and Asking Questions – 2 Underrated Leadership Skills

Listening and Asking Questions

Seldom will you find listening and asking questions as important skills for leaders. Why? Because, most leadership training focuses on speaking and persuasion.  Think of it this way – many people make a living providing speeches for organizational events. Being a persuasive, fun speaker is highly valued. For events that you have attended, they will often have […]

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