We all get bad news from time-to-time. Sometimes it can seem devastating. The secret is in how you choose to deal with it. Fifteen years ago this month I was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Reflecting back, it actually made me stronger. There are some valuable lessons for your business too. 1.Handling the Shock; First [...]
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There’s a lot to be learned about teamwork in business from this year’s amazing USA women’s gymnastics team. During an interview with Bob Costas, these five young women hardly talked about themselves at all, instead focusing on how being part of the team encouraged them to perform even better. This is not a driven, grimly [...]
In the pre-race ready room, just before the finals of the Olympic 200 meter butterfly, a competitor danced around and shadow-boxed within inches of Michael Phelps. Phelps’ scowl reflected his intense internal focus. He never even acknowledged the antics. Phelps won the gold. Whether working in a corporation or as an entrepreneur, the ability to [...]
Big goals are intimidating. In your company, employees may start with enthusiasm, then feel overwhelmed, stall out, and lack confidence that they’ll ever get to goal. Yet you know that they have the necessary skills, and wonder how to rally them to finish. When you jump enough hurdles and win enough races to make it [...]