A strong imagination seeks opportunity

by Harvey Mackay An elderly man living in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough.” The son gets all excited and responds: “Pop, what are you talking about? … Continue reading

Winning People Over

Persuasion & Influence “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” —Aristotle No discussion on the topic of influence and persuasion is complete without a few words on Aristotle’s famous dialectic on what he calls the three levels of persuasion: LOGOS, PATHOS and ETHOS. In each installment I will boil it down … Continue reading

Maxwell: Lead From Where You Are

Leadership is not about position; it’s about influence. John C.  Maxwell  I’ve taught leadership for over 30 years. And in just about every conference I’ve ever taught, someone has come up to me and said something such as, “I like what you teach about leadership, but I can’t apply it. I’m not the main leader. … Continue reading

The Time Of Your Life

John Maxwell Which significant event or season would you describe as “the time of your life”? Perhaps your wedding day and honeymoon, an adventurous vacation, or the birth of a child. These memorable moments stick in our minds and remembering them brings back feelings of joy. Yet while our lives may be marked by notable … Continue reading

Learning to Spend Time Wisely

Between the Extremes: Learning to Spend Time Wisely John Maxwell The phrase “spending time” isn’t a metaphor. Each of us is allotted 24 hours per day, which we have no choice but to expend. We can neither stockpile time, nor buy back hours already spent. In his book, What To Do Between Birth and Death, … Continue reading