Winning Habits of Professional Athletes

Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, was asked by the press to describes his feelings about the announcement of a fellow player who was traded to another team. “I was watching my brother play basketball,” replied Mahomes.  “He’s in the last few games of districts, so I was watching that.  They’re undefeated so […]

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How to Inspire Teamwork & Collaboration

“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary,” insisted Vince Lombardi, legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Lombardi passionately rallied team spirit and established a collaborative commitment to excellence among his players.  He believed “the achievements of […]

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Create Personal Vision and Mission Statements

How do move forward if you don’t know what direction you’re headed? As a teacher and consultant, I’ve shown others how to create strong vision and mission statements for more than 30 years.  I didn’t write personal vision and mission statements until I lost my job. When the school district where I was employed downsized and […]

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How to Write Awesome New Year’s Resolutions

The art of New Year’s resolutioning is not for the faint of heart. Cavett Robert said, “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” Benjamin Franklin added, “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults or resolution enough to mend them.” […]

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Pursue Your Passion (While Juggling Work & Other Responsibilities)

Do you have a passion you’ve thought about for years – but never had the time to pursue it?  Perhaps job obligations eat up much of your time.  Add family responsibilities and other commitments and it may seem as if you have no time for yourself at all. Is it possible to pursue your passion […]

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