This weekend I treated myself to John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. The movie did not disappoint, and I would highly recommend it. I love action flicks, especially when justice is meted out to bad guys who hurt good dogs! The movie centers on the fact that John Wick broke one of the assassin world’s rules and must now pay the price— along with anyone who aids or aided him. A recurring line used by various characters throughout the film is, "Every action has consequences." More valid words were never spoken, assassin, or not.
Last week I was prepping a large pallet of books to ship to one of our clients and searching for a freight carrier. Every modern day business is incredibly competitive, and I send out bids assessing convenience, price, customer service, and ease of transaction.
Those of us that have been in leadership for any amount of time has probably been called reactive at one time or another. This reality struck me again as the result of a conversation I had with a colleague regarding some changes their boss was implementing.
All organizations are in a constant state of flux. If yours is not, you may be out of business in the next three to five years (if not sooner).
This past week I interviewed a Regional Manager at a large fitness chain as part of the field testing for my doctoral research. My questions focus on what brings out the best in employees and gets them excited about their work.
When I asked my participant what motivated him in his current role he responded that he could impact a person's life with a single "Hello" and a "Goodbye." Wow, how many of us understand the power of a single word spoken at a specific time.
The brain is one of the busiest (second only to the liver) and the laziest organs in our entire body. Our brains tend to focus on things which make it feel good, keeping us in our comfort zone. If your brain is left unstimulated, it results in a condition known as lame brain or dull skull, both of which fall into the untremendous category.
“The common denominator of success—the secret of success of every person who has ever been successful—lies in the fact that he or she formed the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do. It's just as true as it sounds and it's just as simple as it seems.”