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That feeling of Momentum

Ah, that feeling of momentum. You know, when you get an idea, implement it, and it works! You get that blog post or chapter written. A customer leaves a raving review of your service online. The manufacturer you’re working with gets you what you need on time AND on budget. Isn’t that great? We’ve just

Your Four Limited Resources and How To Maximize Them

When I first meet my clients, they often complain that they “do not have enough time to complete all their tasks”. It’s True: You DON’T Have Enough Time But what I ask them – and you – to remember is that there are FOUR resources that you have to manage, each one affects your productivity.

A question to ask yourself

Click here to read a question that is bound to get you thinking… This question came to our email inboxes [both Jodi and I] some time ago, and in that moment I know it was going to be important to answer. So, as the beginning of summer is just around the corner, give yourself the

1 thing that is vital to your success as a leader

Over at Get Momentum, we believe that it is vital to your personal and professional success to be able to present your ideas proactively. No matter the occasion (and, the more aware of it I am, the more I realize that people “take the stage” all the time!), the ability to create a personal presentation

How much fat with that?

I am a “Breakfast Fan.” Sure, I could link to a few studies here in this post to prove the fact that breakfast is an important meal; but look, you either think it is…or you don’t. I realized I could have been more honest. Last Saturday, Jodi and I shared some air time on a

The 100 Leaders to Watch in Business

Date: February, 2015 News Announcement: The 100 Leaders to Watch in Business Outlet: American Management AssociationThe American Management Association (AMA) recently published its list of the top 100 leaders who are expected to most influence business in 2015. I am honored to be included on the list.

Are you focused on growing as a leader?

Good morning. I am here thinking of the IMPORTANT topic of leadership while sipping on a latte in a small cafe in Quito, Ecuador. Since last Saturday night, I’ve met with emerging leaders in the emerging markets of Miami, Chile, and Peru. Today, I’m here in Quito (before heading off to the Galapagos tomorrow), leading a lunch-time

Steve Jobs and I would have gotten along

A creative…A designer…A husband and a dad…And, a storyteller. In this “less-than-20-minute-sharing,” my affinity toward and interest in Steve Jobs only increased. Over the years, I’ve been a fan of the Apple line of products. I’ve read most of the articles that have been published; and of course the BIG biography by Walter Isaacson. But,

Make Every Meeting Count

It’s the first Wednesday of 2015, and I’m heading to a “calendared event,” call it a meeting if you will… And, I’m writing specifically to invite you to join Get Momentum today. Can I tell you why? Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that there are 11 million meetings held every day in America. How many

3 Ways Leaders Build Trust

People work better with people they trust. Effective leaders know that there’s a lot to be gained (and learned) from listening, but they don’t always have the time to “go there.” Three questions make it easier to build trust at work. 1. What do they need? When meeting with someone, it’s easy to fall back on traditional “negotiation skills”

4 Secrets Effective People Know About “Asking Powerful Questions.”