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Elegant Education Environment Encourages Excellence       

As you drive onto High Point University (HPU) campus, the extraordinary experience begins. Vibrant gardens, exquisite fountains, stunning sculptures, beautiful architecture… even classical music was playing along the main street.  Dr. Nido Qubein, the President of HPU, hosted the National Speakers Association (NSA) for a small business event, and I was fortunate to attend and […] Read the full article

Greet like Greta

“Good morning!” – a phrase we hear every day.  When you hear Greta say it to you, she makes you believe you are the MOST important person she has ever met. I met Greta last year while working with a super cool client in Philadelphia. She manages the reception area and every single person who […] Read the full article

Practice Gratefulness

Siting in Columbia, SC Metropolitan airport surrounded by young, brave men and women in uniform I was reminded how fortunate we are every day to make choices on how we invest our time and the impact of those choices. These young leaders have chosen a life to serve their country where they could be called […] Read the full article

Productive Networking – Guest Blog by Thom Singer

All opportunities come from people. As we progress through life some of the richest experiences we will ever have are directly linked to the people we have chosen to include in our journey.  People matter. While few debate the power of relationships in business and our personal lives, the topic of networking continues to be […] Read the full article

Get Productive: Stop discounting success

Do you ever forget to look at your achievements, discount current successes and only focus on the next project/goal/budget? I am training for my first marathon, (not words I thought would ever come out of my mouth), especially since I started running only four months ago. Part of my training includes competing in shorter races. […] Read the full article

Get Productive:  Get the (updated) Noteshelf App

Its no secret Noteshelf app is one of my MOST fave and most used apps on my iPad! If you have been in a workshop with me, or at one of my keynotes on Folding Time™ you will have heard me rave about it. When you combine this app with a great stylus, you have […] Read the full article

Get Productive:  Are you seeing people?  

Seeing my name on the iPad outside the hotel in the Vegas heat, I walk up to meet Andy my driver.  His big smile and friendly manner are such assets in his business. One of the big perks of my job is meeting the coolest people; drivers are some of my absolute favorites.  Many of […] Read the full article

Name Your Gremlin

It was inevitable I would meet him. He was ugly and cruel. Knowing how positive I am, I thought I could keep him away. The day began with my 6.15 am run with Coach Dave doing one milers, I rocked it. The weather, track and time were all in my favor. I felt great.  Coach […] Read the full article

Get Productive: Execute like a CEO

We are in an exciting time of disruptive change. Now more than ever before, Credit Unions lead the way with exceptional service for members, fulfilling important roles in communities and changing regulation for the benefit of everyone. As busy Credit Union leaders we know we don’t have time to do everything, only time to do […] Read the full article

Get Productive: Open Plan Productivity

Moving from an office to an open plan can be an adjustment for some. For others it’s no big deal.  Open plan environments are popular for teams with high collaboration, and allow a larger number of people in one space. As more organizations grow and explore more productive ways to work this is fast becoming […] Read the full article