Three Ways Gratitude Makes You Better at Work and Life

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” Unfortunately, it’s easy to relegate the notion of gratefulness into a warm sentiment we talk about around the Holidays – especially Thanksgiving. Here are three ways gratitude is … Read More

Are your goals serving you?


Goals are great. They provide us a way of knowing if we are succeeding or not. The most influential people in the world set them and use them. However, the vast majority of our goals – even if we achieve them – often leave us feeling like we are still coming up short. Don’t believe me? Name one goal you … Read More

Balance These Two Skills To Successfully Lead Others


Are you better at care or candor? Usually, we have a bent towards one more than the other. However, both are important if we want people to follow us. They are more important still if we want people to want to follow us. Leaders who are naturally good at building loyalty with their team know you can care for people … Read More

How to Have Authority at Work


I recently led an organization’s leadership team through a DISC personality exercise that helped them understand each others innate differences. Next week we will talk about how they can use this information to communicate and work together more effectively. I was reminded again of how much we humans struggle when we can’t be in control. Depending on wiring some struggle … Read More

How To Maximize Your Last Week of Year


What are you doing this week? Many people have taken time off to enjoy some Holiday down time. Others plan to “catch up” or “get ahead” in the office. I want to share a John Maxwell Team tip that will give you what may be your most productive and energizing holiday “down” week yet . It will also give you clarity and … Read More

Don’t Be The Best


“You’ve come a long way, Bob.” These words were spoken this week by friends I workout with on a daily basis. The guys I workout with bring varied strengths and weaknesses to the gym. On any given day one will shine more than others based on the requirements of the workout. The strong guys clean house on squat day, the … Read More

One Massive Leadership Lesson I Learned from My Wife


When our daughter was 13 (she is 20 now) I learned what may be my most valuable leadership lesson to date – lead with questions. Unfortunately, without this skill leaders can actually stunt the growth of their followers. Teenagers have a way of making parents wonder, “what were you thinking?” or, “why were you not thinking?” It’s a normal part … Read More

Two Reasons Why People Stop Growing


We are all born with a desire to do something significant. To become all we are made to become. This requires continuous development and improvement. There are many reasons why growth stops. Here are two worth thinking about. 1) The Law of the Rubberband In midst of the busyness of life it is possible to begin to settle for the … Read More

The Law of the Lid


On the John Maxwell Team, the Law of the Lid is the starting point for leadership development and growth. The concept is straightforward – leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness. It also determines the level of effectiveness attainable by their team. As John points out in “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” if your leadership rates an 8, … Read More

Accelerate Your Growth This Fall


Potential 2 Results is launching two new opportunities to help you get unstuck this fall beginning October 12. You are invited to join our 7-week Mastermind Group Study on “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” by John C Maxwell. This is a 7-week in depth, teleconference-based study that will provide you the opportunity to join forces and “mastermind” (study collectively, … Read More