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What to Do When You’re Stuck

Is your team stuck? Not making any progress? Falling well short of its potential? Take a look at two things: First, what are your team values? Second, are you keeping in touch with them? Marillyn Hewson keeps a strong focus on these two questions. As CEO and president of Lockheed Martin, she builds her business […]

When People Don’t Appreciate You

There’s a saying that no good deed goes unpunished. You do your best, and there’s always someone there with criticism, second-guessing or blame. What do you do, especially since William James, the father of American psychology, says the deepest human need is to be appreciated? You can take some advice from Mother Teresa. Wait a […]

Today’s Pep Talk: Attitudes of Success

Success breeds success. Winners win. Did you ever wonder why? It begins with attitude. Look at Ben Affleck, a winner in his profession. Speaking to reporters after his picture “Argo” won an Academy Award, Affleck was asked how he felt about missing out on the Best Director award. “You know what? You’re not entitled to […]

Today’s Pep Talk: Power of Imagination

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!” — Success expert Paul J. Meyer It all starts with imagination. Walt Disney saw a magic kingdom in a Florida swamp where everyone else saw wasteland. Be like Walt Disney. See things that no one else sees. Remember, […]

The Belief That Is Holding You Back

Chances are we’ve never met. I don’t know what you do, or where you live, or how old you are. But I do know two things about you. First, you want more out of your life. You want to do more, get more, be more, win more. You know it, too. Otherwise, why would you […]

How to Sell Anything to Anybody

Whether you know it or not, you’re in the business of sales. — If you’re a parent, you’re trying to sell your children on values and habits. — If you’re a teacher, you’re trying to sell your students on curiosity and knowledge. — If you’re a coach, you’re trying to sell your athletes on a […]

No Special Gift

Comedian Steve Martin was the subject of a recent biography on TV. In it, he says of himself, “I had no special gift. What I had was focus and a little bit of obsession. I thought, ‘There’s going to be a changing of the guard and someone new will come along. Why not me?’” No […]