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Archive for January, 2014

Tips for Leaders

Measure and be accountable. That’s the simple message in this article by Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi. He’s the chairman and CEO at CyberFlow Analytics, but his insights apply not only in business but in sports and in education. Leaders are leaders, whether they’re on a field, in a classroom or in a boardroom. Among other things, […]

What to Do When You Fail

Everyone strikes out now and then. It doesn’t matter if you play baseball or not. You can fail a test, get cut from the team, or lose money in a business. Striking out isn’t the issue. Your attitude about striking out is the issue. Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times in […]

How to Save 155 Lives

Today marks five years since “The Miracle on the Hudson,” in which Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger landed a disabled US Airways airliner in the Hudson River, saving 155 lives. Sullenberger is now retired, but memory of his feat can inspire not only pilots but people anywhere who want to get good at what they do. Asked […]

How to Play on the Big Stage

Four days before the biggest speaking gig of my life, I’m nervous. If the talk goes well, the people in the audience will like me. They will buy my book. They might hire me for more speaking gigs. Stop! What’s wrong with this train of thought? Here’s what’s wrong: It’s all about me. Me, me, […]

The Best New Year’s Resolution

This time of year brings gifts, and a real gift showed up today in the form of a quote. It comes from the book “The Only Thing That Matters” by Neale Donald Walsch, and it goes like this: “98% of the world’s people are spending 98% of their time on things that don’t matter.” Test […]