Tag: Responsibility

Who’s the captain of your ship?

“You are the captain of your own ship; don't let anyone else take the wheel.”  Michael Josephson “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”  Bertha Calloway (attributed) Lessons and Leadership- Winds & Currents or Sails & Rudders? It is so easy to allow the winds and currents of life to determine where we go. Many of us are where we are...

What are you sowing?

“Do not be deceived, … for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7 “When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind."  Frederick Douglass Lessons in Leadership- “The Law of the Land and the Law of Life” As the familiar saying goes- “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” The “Law of...

Misplaced Mistletoe

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”  Robert Anthony “A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.”  John Burroughs Lessons in Leadership- “Misplaced Mistletoe” Every year at Christmas time, my wife Ann does a beautiful job decorating our home. One of the decorations is artificial mistletoe with...

Are you living the dream or dreaming of living?

“All the noble thoughts, magnificent plans, and “secrets” of achievement in the world are of little value unless and until they are put into action. Our worth is always determined by our deeds, not by our good intentions, however noble.”  Og Mandino, “A Better Way to Live” ACT Action is the fruit of thinking and choosing. Right action is the fruit of right thinking and...

Are you in the Arena or the Stands?

“Leadership is all about results.”  Peter Drucker “Action is the foundational key to all success.”  Pablo Picasso Success Mode defined- You exercise Self-Leadership in your thoughts, words and actions. You are continually taking meaningful action, because you know where you are going. You limit your weaknesses by working to your strengths. You are proactive, so you don’t have to live reactive. Your destiny determines your...