The Best Business Leadership Book

               Quality thinking is essential for excellence in work and business. Quality thinking is impacted greatly by quality books and materials. I know there are brilliant, creative thought leaders out there, but even those on the far right end of the bell curve are impacted by quality books. I cannot tell you how much my life has been enriched and my understanding expanded and strengthened … [Read more...]

The #1 Factor in Development and Change

               Thankfully a lot of change happens without great conscious effort.  How many of us had the mostly negative experience of having a relatively unknown aunt pinch our cheek after not seeing us for several years, shaking it and saying, “My, you have grown so much.”  I say mostly negative because, true it never felt good having those old hands lock onto our cheek and shake it around; … [Read more...]

Two Essential Beliefs of all Great Leader/Achievers (Part 1)

               There are two foundational ideas or realizations you need to have as far as personal development, leadership, and achievement goes.          Here is the first one: You do not have what it takes to be great at everything.  You do have what it takes to be great at what you were put here to do.                   Let me say that again: You do not have what it takes to be great at … [Read more...]

Preparing to Grow

               Some growth just kind of happens.  When we are young we don't have to worry much about it; just feed us, give us a place to live, let us move, and sleep and it just happens.  In other areas, life, experience, the people we hang around with, and the information we get shapes and forms us with little or no effort.  Whether it is in a positive or negative direction, it just kind of … [Read more...]

Your Personal Development Foundation (Part 1)

               From insights found in the Bible I have believed and taught for years that we really can change.  I even wrote a bookabout it, The Divine Committment - Partnering with God to Change Your Life.  Recent research on brain development has given more insight on how these changes take place.  Because of new technology researchers have been able to see how the brain develops and what … [Read more...]

The Starting Point for Great Achievement

               As I look back over my life thus far, I see times where I have had good to great successes and times where I have really failed.  John Maxwell and others have said, “Failure is the price of success”, so as long as I do not see failure as final I can still experience some big victories and successes in the future.  Becoming a great achiever involves many things: personal growth, … [Read more...]