Are you gritty enough?

Are you gritty enough?

I recently watched a TED video of Angela Lee Duckworth, a psychologist who has studied success in students, West Point cadets, teachers, sales people, and more. Her research has determined something we need to know as leaders, managers, individual contributors, and...
It’s never too late

It’s never too late

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” ~George Eliot “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” This is one of those old sayings that seems to still ring true, because it reminds me that we can always start over and that...
Break through to success

Break through to success

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent Van Gogh Often it is the voices within us that stop us from trying and achieving what we really want. Somehow we’ve learned to...
Be present to today

Be present to today

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” ~Ursula LeGuin One of my former colleagues is extremely focused on getting his next promotion. Every time we speak, that is the main topic of conversation. On its face,...