3 Reasons Why You Should Not Follow ‘The Golden Rule’

The Golden Rule is good.  I am not trying to knock it.  I did grow up trying to follow it.  But, the Platinum Rule is even better, especially when you have a relationship with the person with whom you are interacting.  It’s a completely different focus.  Here are the differences: GOLDEN RULE- Treat others as you would like to be treated. PLATINUM RULE- Treat others as they would like to be treated. Read More

Change is in the Eye of the Beholder

I like to think about the British-born saying “Keep Calm and Carry On” when thinking about change.  This saying began as a propaganda poster that the British government produced in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War.  It was intended to raise the morale of the British public at a very difficult time in history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On).  It seems fitting to think about this motto when we are dealing with any sort of change in our personal or professional lives.  It can be helpful to handle the change by keeping calm, staying focused and taking steps to continue to move forward. Read More

Change… Mine or Yours?

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ―Dr. Wayne W. Dyer I just relocated from Germany back to America.  My family and I have moved back ‘home’ to Atlanta.  Although we are coming back to a comfortable setting, our own language, a familiar environment, good friends; we are still going through the experience of CHANGE (for better or for worse).  Read More

The Negative Side of Change

Change is hard.  Anyone who has tried to lose weight, improve a relationship or turn around a failing organization knows how difficult it can be to make positive changes for themselves or the organizations that they lead.    Change brought on by external factors is difficult as is change that we initiate ourselves.  We are creatures of habit and it is foreign when those habits are disrupted. Read More

The Power of a Partner: Why You Need One

We are all familiar with great professional partnerships that have become legendary.  For example, the Wright Brothers, Bill Hewlett and David Packard, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, as well as Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (of Ben and Jerry’s).  Amazing things can happen when people with great minds and focused ambition get together and work towards a goal. Read More