10 Characteristics of Winning Leadership

By Dana Phillips I read this years ago. I am still trying to figure out who wrote it. If you know, please share the answer [...]

Living Your Attitude of Gratitude

Three words seem to be bubbling up everywhere this week:  grateful, thankful, and appreciative.  Most of us want to live by these more often in [...]

Sharpen Your Saw

By Neil Phillips. High performers have the hardest time relaxing.  They are so tied up in performing that they can’t turn it off.  The result, [...]

Own Your Life

We sometimes hear or see phrases that put significance to our lives.  As a coach, I love short, powerful expressions.  I recently saw one of those, [...]

How Much Praise is Enough?

By Neil Phillips. I don’t think we realize how powerful we are in creating our environment.  As a coach, I often have to support my [...]

How to Maximize Your Impact on Your Team.

By Neil Phillips. The usual answer is along the lines of “I need to tighten the reins of control.”  That means clearer organizational charts, roles, responsibilities, [...]

Why Obstacles Help a Leader

By Dana Phillips. This is a great little poem, author unknown, to remind us of the value of obstacles. There once was an oyster Whose [...]

You Just Might Change Your Life

By Neil Phillips. “A leader’s impact and legacy are in fact built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time.” ~Douglas Conant. When Diane [...]

The Mysterious Question

Describing the difference between truly asking a question and really making a statement is a difficult task. Grammatically, it is a punctuation mark. Vocally, our [...]

All “Why’s” Matter—Even the Little Ones

By Neil Phillips. In direct sales, we tend to speak of the “emotional why” as that glorious motivation that you can barely articulate and seldom [...]