Success is the result of skill, will, and luck. Don’t get frustrated by bad luck. Develop your skills, be determined, and maximize your opportunities. I guarantee you that more opportunities will result in more good luck.
"2+2=5" or How To Combine Efficiency And Effectiveness A member of my CEO Focus peer group mentioned a conference session that he has found very useful on a day to day basis in his business. When he mentioned it, I recalled a podcast I had listened to that was an interview of the same person. [...]
"We're Talking About Practice, Man" Performance: Knowledge and Practice Alan Iverson famously downplayed practice because he considered himself a game day player. He had immense skill but even at his level there was room for performance improvement. As CEOs and business owners we devote our energies to improving our organizations’ performance. There are a multitude [...]
The Importance of Acting Quickly on People Changes Our CEO peer group is reading the business classic Good to Great by Jim Collins. Here is one of the greatest pieces of advice I have found in the book: When you know you need to make a people change, act. The moment you feel the need [...]
Putting Together the Pieces of the Performance Puzzle: Skill and Will In an earlier article (click here) I talked about the importance of practice to develop skills. There is another dimension to performance in addition to skill and knowledge…WILL. Max Landsberg presented the Skill/Will Matrix in his book The Tao of Coaching. In a future article I will discuss [...]