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  • The Business of Wanting More

    Being Successful Can Be…
    Your Undoing

    Brian Gast’s book The Business of Wanting More: Why Some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment and Other Don’t, is based on his astonishing story.

    Like most entrepreneurs, Brian Gast lived in a Bubble—a Bubble that influenced his decisions and actions. A Bubble that lead to delusions of grandeur and compounding mistakes. When he finally pierced it, his newly

     

     

     

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Leadership Posts

Create the Organization Your Heart Knows is Possible

Everything I learned about creating an employee-focused corporate culture I learned while working for a large New York bank in the late eighties. When I became a CEO in the nineties, I recalled my experience working for the bank. I took note of its training, leadership and HR strategies . . . and did the […]

Biggest Mistakes of first-time CEOs

This is from consultant Edwin Miller who runs a company that offers values and other assessment tools to F1000 companies. I like this list as it shows important distinctions. It also shows what it takes to be effective. It is challenging and takes special talent and experience to step into this role. And of course […]

How to Save America: Are You a Courageous Leader?

The FDA announced today that businesses can no longer put trans-fats in the food they make and sell. The reason? The head of the FDA said it will save at least 7,000 preventable deaths each year. I don’t feel moved to say this very often about government agencies but, “Thank you.” I not only want […]

Work/Life Balance Posts

How to Balance Work and Life

I recently was a guest blogger on Inspiyr.com – a cool site dedicated to being healthy, happy and successful. I had a little different take on the topic of work/life balance. There’s nothing wrong with working or working hard. What causes the unintended collateral damage for some high-achievers is their unconscious relationship with work. Too […]

The Paradox of Success: How to Build a Life You Won’t Regret

Many wealthy people are little more than the janitors of their possessions. ̴ Frank Lloyd Wright For as long as I can remember my goal was to be successful. As a teenager, I was dead-set on being financially independent as soon as possible so I would be free to live as I chose. Be careful […]

Executive Development: What’s the Meaning of Life?

“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” ~ John Wooden Wooden is the Patron Saint of the Fulfillment Factor. By that I mean, lead with fulfillment and success will follow. In this quote he is saying “don’t focus on the outcome, focus on how you do things, on who you […]

Personal Growth Posts

4 Things to Remember About Goal Setting that Works

It’s almost impossible to spend time on the internet at the beginning of each New Year and NOT read something about setting goals; whether for your personal or professional life. These days, the words “goal setting” have become the catchphrase of every “personal coach”, “life coach”, “health coach” and “business coach”, “career coach” or “professional […]

How Do You Define Success?

How do you define success, for yourself as well as others? Success is exciting and feels powerful – operating with high standards can be exhilarating. Reaping the rewards of success in business opens opportunities that money and time can afford. Oftentimes, we define success as our status relative to others. However you define it, success […]

Shame: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I always saw myself as confident. Yet my confidence was hiding a deeper truth about me. The real truth was buried under titles, roles, wealth, trappings of success, and my Impression Management competency. I could instantly create any number of highly-sophisticated ways to perpetually jockey for position in the minds of those I most wanted […]