Tag Archives: Thomas D. Willhite

You’re Not a Work-a-holic, You’re a Work-a-Like-It!

Why do CEOs, young executives, entrepreneurs, skilled craftsmen, nurses and the many others of us work so hard and such long hours?  It’s not because we have no choice, it’s because we like it.  We like the possibility that we … Continue reading

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If It Feels Good Tomorrow . . .

Been busy this past week launching my new business book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, so this is a repost from 2011.  One of my favorites. In 1973 I met a man who changed my life.  His … Continue reading

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The Five Foundations of Effective Leadership

Note:  This is reblog of a post I wrote in December, 2012, but I have had numerous requests to repost it. __________________________________ To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes . . . Create a New Reality

Question:  Is the storm approaching or receding? Our eyes are wonderful things, perfectly adapted for the human species to be able to see across a broad and wide landscape, and yet in the next instant focus on a small task … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions and Change Management

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  ~Aristotle After living for over 6 decades, I think I am an expert, or at least experienced enough, in New Year Resolutions.  As for myself, … Continue reading

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Another Real Honour (or Honor) . . .

Giver’s Gain.  ~Thomas D. Willhite This week a wonderful blogger, Sandy at Another Lovely Day, nominated me for another blog award, Family of Bloggers.  Sandy is one of the first blogs I started following well over a year ago and … Continue reading

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Your Past is not Your Future . . .

Consider the following scenario: Two young ladies come out of a restaurant late at night and start walking towards the parking garage a few blocks up.  Only a few streetlights are working and it is very dark. It has been raining … Continue reading

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Admit One . . . Replay

“It’s not fair!”  As a parent there is a certain point in our children’s adolescence when this tends to be their most used phrase. “It’s not fair, the sports teacher prefers boys and the girls never get top marks!  It’s … Continue reading

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Ballast, Balance and Healthy Cultures

Organizations are shadows of their leaders. . . that’s the good news and the bad news. Several years ago we took a short holiday trip to Stockholm.  A fascinating mixture of old and new, great seafood, and one very interesting … Continue reading

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Nobody cares . . .

In an earlier posting I spoke briefly about my mentor, Thomas D. Willhite. Tom was one of the most insightful people I have ever met and much of his wisdom came as a result of being a professional salesman.  All … Continue reading

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