< Return to Quick Notes

Category Archives: Perseverance/Resiliency

Celebrating Well and Often

February 24, 2009

Achievement oriented leaders can be quicker to set goals than celebrate progress.

Fiber-2520OpticsHow well and often do you celebrate?

Celebrations are important during good times; and even more important during challenging times.  Taking time to appreciate what you have and what you've accomplished builds resilience, maintains momentum and helps you...

Read more

Heavyweight Challenges

February 23, 2009

Those who have been there will tell you:

leadership is hard,

innovations fail more often than they succeed,

and parenting is not for the faint hearted.

Heavyweight-ChallengeHeavyweight challenges require sustained, adaptive and often courageous effort.

What's the most difficult, enduring challenge you continue to pursue?

What values do your non-negotiable aspirations reflect?

Keep going and...

Read more

Failing Well

February 19, 2009

Big ambitions and big achievements require a resilience honed by setbacks, new learning, and a commitment to your version of success. In his commencement address at San Francisco State University, Mayor Gavin Newsom highlighted setbacks navigated by some notable achievers:

  • Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team ... because he wasn't good enough.
  • Elvis...
Read more