Have You Had Enough?

If you’re like a lot of people, you’re happy to put 2016 behind you.  Wow, so much bad stuff happened.   There are fewer of us, it seems, who feel like we gave a lot to 2016 and it gave a lot back.  We look at what happened and don’t judge it as bad or good, necessarily.  We simply acknowledge …

Getting It Wrong

I just got a great big lesson and I’m wondering if you get these too – It’s so rare that this happens and yet, it seems that every time I get mad about the way I’ve been treated, I get it wrong.  And then I say or do something that isn’t living from my best Self.   Deep down I …

Two Skills For Success

The two skills that every leader needs for success can be practiced, refined, and honed.  I’d like to assume that because you’ve found me and this precious space of Wednesdays With Wayne that you’re probably already pretty good at one of them. The first is the place from which you build trust.  It is only when you say what you …

NOT a Status Symbol

Busy is NOT something to boast about.  Though it may feel good to work through lists or chug through your day, imagine an alternative answer to the question, “Hey how’re you doing?” Oh, dang, I’ve been really busy – things are really busy here I’m feeling really great, so grounded after taking some time for myself We’re all so busy, …

Whoops! We Fell Off!!!

It’s possible that last week, you said a word of thanks before diving into your large, over-mounded Thanksgiving Day plate.  It’s likely that you ate, and then ate that bit more.  And then with a sigh, you muttered your resolutions for the rest of the year, knowing that more indulgence just might be headed your way.  As Black-Friday and then …

What Do You Have…?

Jessica, a flight attendant, shared with me how three of her closest friends were taken in a freak boating accident.  She was cheerful and told me that she chose to be.  She said that the alternative was untenable.  In Choosing Your Power, I note:  to be able to look at what you have and marvel at the wonder of it’s …

Putting It All Together

The past several posts have been concepts taken from my #1 Best Selling Book, The Significance Factor. How you live your life matters. What you believe about yourself, about others, about the way the world operates… that all matters too.  Because, ultimately, that shapes who you become in the world. If you want your circumstances to change – to really …

Service

Your candidate won… or didn’t…  either way, you’re in a position to help someone who could really use your presence right now.   It’s time. Reach out…  Now more than ever, we need each other. Certainly, one of the key factors in true leadership that is also foundational to ultimate success comes down to this one thing:  how you help. …

Who We Are Beyond Who We Think We Are

I’m a father, a husband, a son, a cousin, a kick-ass High-Performance advisor, a senior consultant, a director of organization development, a neighbor, a customer, an author, a speaker, and on… and on… and on…. Each of these roles is in relation to another.  To you, the reader, I’m the author and perhaps your advisor.  To my wife, I’m her …

Owning Your Success

Oh sure, you’re successful.  Aren’t you?   Success means so many different things to every person.  The thing is, most of us headed down the path of “supposed to” and ended up not feeling very successful once we arrived.   So the concept of what success really means begs for a redefinition on a regular basis.  That is, when was …