How Motivation Really Works

One of the signs of great leadership is the ability to help people perform at high levels, long-term.  Fear can be a powerful motivator for the short-term, but in time it loses it's power and it cannot help people be their best.  Fear shuts people down and if the fear and pressure are too great, it shuts people down completely.  This is a scientific fact.  Brain imagery studies show that when too … [Read more...]

The Two Most Important Success Qualities

After studying and experimenting with many of the needed success principles and practices for over thirty years, I’ve come to this conclusion, the two most important qualities any person needs to be successful in their life and calling are:   Commitment to learn. Commitment to action.  Committed learners and doers will ultimately be successful in what they are called to do.             I know, … [Read more...]

Why Leader/Achievers Have to Keep it Simple

If you are like me (dangerous statement, I know), I love simple.  Especially in our current information age where all you have to do is go to a search engine and you can find endless amounts of information on almost any subject imaginable.  There is so much information coming our way every single day that it can easily be overwhelming.  And when it gets overwhelming our internal “warning light” … [Read more...]