4 Steps to Creating a Culture of Accountability on Your Team

We’ve all had the experience of meeting someone who causes us to see things we already know with a whole new level of clarity and focus. This happens to me ALL the time! I am blessed to know some...

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Follow this Business Mantra: “If You See Something, Do Something”

At the airport, the TSA preaches the mantra, "If you SEE something, SAY something." That's good advice in an environment in which you don't want people to put themselves at risk, but you do want them to alert the...

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No Fly Zone: They Would Not Let Me Board the Plane!

As a business traveler on my way to a speaking engagement, about the worst news I can hear is, “Sir, you’re not going to be able to board the plane.” Now, a day later, those words are still ringing in...

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Permission Granted: Proceed to Fail

One of the best things I learned in the NFL was that not all failures were bad. In fact, it's generally true that you can only achieve peak performance when you have a healthy tolerance for repeated failure. I'm sure...

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Are You Open to Wealth? The 10-Cent Test

If the perfect job presented itself today, would you recognize it? If an opportunity to achieve great wealth appeared, would you act on it? If you saw the path to true happiness in front of you, would you take it? I'm sure...

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As a Leader, Are You Fostering Harmony or Discord?

The Symphony is all about harmony, pace, volume and teamwork. My wife and I attended a Colorado Symphony performance last week, and I couldn’t help notice the wildly gesticulating conductor was just like a head coach of a football...

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Make Time for Eye Contact With Your Spouse

I’ve been cheating on my wife. Not with another woman—my affair is with my business. Corporate Kickoff is growing like crazy, and that just means that it tugs on me more and more. I think about my business first...

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Leading People Through the Acquisition Challenge

You’re worthless. Your systems are bad. Your process is bad. Your product is bad. Your managers are bad. Your co-workers are bad. And YOU are probably a useless tool to us. But if you shape up your act and...

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Resting on Your Laurels is the Greatest Gift You Can Ever Give to Your Competition

One of the things I’ve always loved about sports is the understanding that yesterday’s result is yesterday’s result. Today, you’re starting over from scratch. When you win a game, you have a few hours to celebrate that victory. When you...

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Walking Away From the NFL

Broncos fans, the end of this amazing season has sent me back into the archives to re-read some of the things that I wrote at the end of my NFL career. Here is a column that I wrote on...

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