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It’s Your Career. Invest In It.

It’s Your Career. Invest In It.

About midway through the NextGen Conference sponsored by NYSCPA last week, I spoke briefly with Tom. He was a young accountant with a few years’ experience. I asked him what he was getting from the speakers so far. He said, “I guess I need to get on with it. I haven’t...

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Your Thinking Controls Your Actions

Your Thinking Controls Your Actions

Last week, I wrote about how your thinking controls your actions. For instance, if you are overcome with dread when you think about a particular task on your to-do list, you are far less likely to do anything about it. It’s easier to put it off…again. To get yourself...

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Have To Or Get To?

Have To Or Get To?

During an intense or extended busy time, you let certain things go because you’re focused on the work at hand. But when you get to the end and you’re done, you have all the things you put off waiting for you. They are on your desk, to-do list or calendar. Some of...

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Are You Being Innovative?

Are You Being Innovative?

I came across a 2014 survey produced by the Center for Creative Leadership, finding that 94% of the global executives surveyed believe that innovation is a key driver for their future success. Yet only 14% indicated they had confidence their organization had the...

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Don’t Run Out Of Runway

Don’t Run Out Of Runway

When you begin a lengthy activity, project or season, you’re on the runway ready to take off. You’ve got energy, focus and resolve. A smooth ride and safe landing are your goals. You aren’t even thinking about running out of runway when landing. But what do you do...

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Don’t Be An April’s Fool

April Fools Day is a recognized day where pranks are pulled on people and the prankster then shouts, “April Fools!” People unknowingly are tricked and are only aware of the prank until they are tagged to be fools for falling for the joke. It’s done in fun, sometimes a...

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Were You A Leader Every Day?

Last week, I encouraged you to be a leader every day, even and especially when you are busy and under stress. I mentioned that you make choices every moment about what you do, when you do it and how you do it, which means you aren’t a victim of the moment, but that...

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Be A Leader Every Day

“You want me to do what!? Don't you know how busy I am? I have barely enough time to do what's required and you want me to be a leader every day too!? You've got to be kidding me." This was the response I got from a manager when I suggested that he use the times when...

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