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. …

Grateful

My dad’s car flipped last week.  He’s 96. He went to the hospital.  He’s out of the hospital. And, he’s doing okay. This kind of image gets you thinking.  You think about connection to others. You think about the fragility of life.  You think about resilience. You think about circumstances and who else was (or wasn’t) involved. This picture of …

Please, Just Hear Me

He storms out the door on a mission.  She’s left in whirlwind, facing her multiple job roles and tasks wondering when they, as a couple, will actually get to spend time together.  He knows she needs him, just to spend some time together, but he rationalizes – he’s doing all of this for her. I’m writing my next book on …

Cutting Through and Letting Go

We all have “stuff,” that baggage, the stories, the clutter – whether figurative or literal – that we need to let go of.  It weighs us down. We know it no longer belongs in our lives and yet, you and I have trouble letting go. Inspiration for Wednesdays With Wayne comes from themes I’ve heard, coached, or had appear in …

The HEART of your Success

Leading the StuckAtTheTop™ Breakthrough Retreat this past weekend was an honor, a pleasure, and hard work.  Leaders from across the country came together to create their new personal vision for themselves. The Wednesdays With Wayne challenge: Design what it will take to make this year your best year yet and creating the new version of your Best Self. What struck …

Important Small Stuff

It’s the small stuff that makes a difference.  It’s the small stuff over and over again. It’s the smile along with a soft, yet energetic “good morning.” It’s holding a door.  It’s telling someone the thing they needed to hear. It’s the small stuff over and over again that makes a difference. A little while ago I wrote a Wednesdays …