The Three Biggest Causes of Stress… and Why You Are Addicted to Them

Well, it’s that time of year again. The business year is winding down. The holiday season is ramping up. And with just those two dynamics, the potential for stress is about to spike (if it’s not spiking already). God only knows what else could be contributing to the complexity, but – for me – it’sContinue reading “The Three Biggest Causes of Stress… and Why You Are Addicted to Them”

Think You’ve Got Stress?

I have a confession that you probably already know: I’m a horribly inconsistent blogger. But, hopefully, you find my content good enough that when stuff comes out, it’s worth your time to read. Which I’m hoping this post will be equally regarded – but know that I am starting with some heavy words. My wifeContinue reading “Think You’ve Got Stress?”

How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships

I wrote a guest blog for Nimble on “How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships” at http://www.nimble.com/blog/how-to-build-and-destroy-great-working-relationships/ I think you will like it… Tim Ohai

Strategic Execution, Part 3: Plan for Detours

Okay. You know it’s been a while when you have clients, passing you at work, commenting on how long it’s been since your last blog. Doh! No, I did not get lost in the desert. And I won’t bore you with my reasons… so here we go. The theme we are tackling is strategic execution.Continue reading “Strategic Execution, Part 3: Plan for Detours”

How to Drive Purpose Into Your Team

(Leaders – this one is for you) Let me begin by saying the workplace is no place for therapy. If you’ve got issues, if you didn’t get hugged enough as a kid, if you still need to work through whatever happened to you in jr. high… there are boundaries to what is appropriate and whatContinue reading “How to Drive Purpose Into Your Team”

4 Keys for Developing Yourself as a Leader

Occasionally, I get access to top quality leaders who share their wisdom. Today was one of those days. And I just HAD to share this… Here are my notes from a powerful presentation on developing yourself as a leader. The speaker was Dr. John Agwunobi, four-star admiral, former Asst. Secretary of Health in the U.S., andContinue reading “4 Keys for Developing Yourself as a Leader”

I ranted on Facebook again…

One of the most important factors of driving high performance is the concept of motivation. DUH. Everybody knows that. So this rant is NOT about how to motivate someone. It’s about how to de-motivate them. Demotivation is the exact opposite of motivation. Instead of inspiring action, one is squelching it. Turning off the will toContinue reading “I ranted on Facebook again…”

When Your Credibility Sucks…

There seems to be a lack of credibility these days. And it’s actually quite disturbing to me. Whether we are talking about the government, business, or even sports, it is amazing to me how folks think that they can ignore their own stupidity mistakes and still maintain their drive to achieve success. Talk about a bunchContinue reading “When Your Credibility Sucks…”

How to Get the Anchor Off Your Neck

I’ve been on my annual pilgrimage the last couple of weeks to my childhood home. Of Hawai’i. I know. During the handful of hours to sleep on the beach contemplate that I have at my disposal, I have been mulling over various ideas and theories that I affectionately call the chaos inside my head. (Yes,Continue reading “How to Get the Anchor Off Your Neck”