Two Sexy Secrets

People who work with me are pretty high achievers.  They’ve got a lot of outward success that they can point to.  What’s funny (odd, not humorous) is that they’re still in the struggle. Most people look at others who are successful and think that “they’ve made it.”  While those viewed as truly successful look at themselves and wonder how to …

Doing Nothing Very Well

The 80-year-old Japanese master softly utters these words:   It looks like I’m doing nothing, but I’m doing it very well.   He smiles wryly and we all get it.  Leadership takes so many forms.   He’s amazing and if you’ve ever been in the presence of a true master of his or her environment, you’re spellbound.  They demonstrate their …

It Really IS Simple!

As a leader, you’ve got goals for your company, division, unit, department, family, and self.   You have a pretty good idea about what you want to accomplish this year. You know what you have to do. It’s Simple.   To avoid failure just after this first quarter (yep, the hiccups that happen in March), you MUST recognize this one …

Wishes, Resolutions, or Certainty

This is the week of lie-preparation. Good-bye 2018.  Boy oh boy, 2019 is going to be something.  This is the year that I… What…?  What is 2019 the year that you do, become, or live into? I call this the week of lie preparation.  We don’t mean to lie to ourselves. We just get used to it.  And then we …

Leadership Leverage: Your New Superpower

You’ve GOT to be looking to the year ahead right now, right? Over this past week I’ve heard people talking about just making it through to the end of the year.   You, a leader, are designing the end of your year.  You’re leveraging the time you have to make your difference now AND in the future.   The turning …

Your Leadership Character

(source unknown) You overcome multiple obstacles daily and, in doing so, you have developed strengths that have gotten you through.  Congratulations… Yes, there’s more. Leaders become GREAT leaders because they continue to build character.  Leaders who reach a level of success and stop working on themselves, fail.  They fail themselves, in the process letting down their organizations, their families, and …

Your Circle Gets Smaller!

YOU are in my circle and whether or not we’re on the same path (of course we’re not, you have your own path), I’d like to think that we can both challenge AND support each other along our different paths.   Having just watched a compelling video released by Trent Shelton, I was struck by the part where he talks …

Done With Gratitude

Whew – Thanksgiving is behind us.  We survived round one of family get-togethers. Now what? In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, we’ll have some fun.  You get to observe the madness around you.  Because, here come the winter holidays. Watch as the people around you become manic buyers and planners.  Watch as the people around you, who just celebrated “giving …

Saving Holiday Relationships

We each have a lot to be grateful for and this week, Thanksgiving here in the U.S., gives most Americans an opportunity to give thanks and then, to binge-eat.  It’s a strange tradition that either brings families together or makes them want to cringe and hide out. You can admit that some people in your family treat you in ways …

Human-Kind: you’re both!

The world has been a mess since, well, since it has been around.  There has always been competition. Think about any era, any country, any snapshot in time.  There have been winners. There have been losers. There have been bullies. There have been heroes.  And a lot of who has been what has depended on which side you’ve been on. …