2013 Commitments

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Jan 042013

Have you made New Year’s resolutions yet?  It’s time to change them to commitments.

Local governments pass resolutions regularly.  Last week, I heard a resolution written by a church committee which I still don’t understand.  Resolutions sound impressive and they direct attention in honorable directions, but their worth is sometimes debatable.  How many of us have made the same resolution year after year, only to forget about it after a few weeks.

Resolutions keep you in thought.  They’re not inherently bad, but they’re not enough.  They don’t have any real teeth.

Commitments keep you in action.  They’re purposeful.  They lead to measurable outcomes.  There are consequences to not keeping them.  You’ve made a promise to someone.

Leadership and commitment go hand in hand.

For some ideas on where to start, check out this week’s edition of Leader Up! e-zine… http://icont.ac/1tt32 

The 24-7 Obligation

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Feb 062012

The first step is always the hardest.

In this case, it’s putting up my first real blog post. Ever.

Writing isn’t a difficult task. But sharing it? Well, that’s an entirely different story. Remember Indiana Jones, in the “Last Crusade”?  I’m thinking about his step over the edge of the cliff in faith, trusting that his next step would appear. You get the picture.

So often we get paralyzed by analyzing too many what ifs or trying to answer what’s next.  Sometimes you just have to take that leap of faith, to find that compelling reason and just step out.

We have one obligation to live up to, 24-7. That is to be the best we can be, our individual best.  Part of being the best is developing the right kinds of relationships – with others, of course, with your business or profession, and with yourself.

So, how are you getting along with yourself and the rest of the world today?

For the full article posted in the February 1, 2012 Info to Act on bi-weekly e-zine, go to http://bit.ly/zfbrI0.

Enjoy your day!