Friday, July 19, 2013



Our contributions are often invisible but this doesn’t mean that they aren’t valuable. Unfortunately, however, ours is an age wherein value is valid only when it is known, professionally especially.

So, we obsess over who gets the credit rather than on making the contribution that we should, sharing ourselves freely to help others with achieving their goals.

Doing so makes sense; it also makes society insatiable and insensitive to those whose efforts aren't announced on the news or in the next company bulletin.
Unless these souls are strong they will get the sense that they don’t belong or that their contributions don’t matter.

To prevent this, we should be diligent in discovering those hidden heroes whose actions enhance organizational life. They remain unsung only because they are unsought.

As leaders, managers and persons, our job is to promote others and to provoke greatness in all of its degrees. In doing so, we strengthen relationships, energize organizations and encourage these hidden heroes to contribute without feeling unappreciated.
Make it your task to find one today!

Friday, July 12, 2013


I'm sitting at work watching people doing nothing. What a waste! Some are checking emails and others are being blackmailed. Time is the ransom they pay for neglecting their talent. Instead they play and complain about circumstances. Who cares? It's up to the person, not the employer to improve himself because jobs aren't designed to satisfy our quest for growth or yearning for greatness. Most only require a partial commitment. Growth begins, however, when we commit. Until then we play, pretend and squander our potential in narrow places. (9/6/2000)

Monday, July 8, 2013



Resistance diminishes when we learn how to be vulnerable without being fragile. Then we don't have to "punch-back" or push others to gain support, usually.

We must also recognize that some resistance is inevitable because we are individuals. 

Therefore we seldom see things identically. As long as we do so similarly, however, is sufficient if we are articulate in expressing ourselves and genuinely concerned about others' interests..

Moreover, those who resist us often have issues of trust that transcend us. So they won't understand despite the demands we make on ourselves to get along or be alert to antagonisms, minimizing these accordingly.

Forgive them, move on and work to form more fruitful alliances.