Developing a strategic plan is a significant accomplishment. Most teams never get to the point of creating a step-by-step road map for success. Those that do improve their chances of achieving their goals exponentially. But plans are meant to be executed. All of your team’s efforts in creating a great strategic plan are wasted if … Continue reading What’s Your Plan? (Part 3)
They say that the first step to success is having clearly defined goals. They should be written down and reviewed regularly. In fact, many experts speak to studies that show individuals who take the time to articulate their goals in writing have a much higher likelihood of actually achieving them. If goals are the first … Continue reading What’s Your Plan? (Part 2)
We really are creatures of habit, aren’t we? We humans have become extremely proficient at developing routines. We find comfort in the expected, so much so that we rely on it. We become dependent on it. Our expectations start to revolve around systematic events over which we have no control. We fall into a rut … Continue reading What’s Your Plan?
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been involved in two very different service opportunities. The first was a week-long Boy Scout summer camp. This involved 6 long, hot days full of manual labor and mentoring of young men in an outdoor setting. The second was a one-night charity catfish fry to benefit a local food … Continue reading The Three Types of Service Providers
The two pilots worked quickly, but quietly, each lost in their own thoughts. Colonel Marc Sasseville and Lieutenant Heather Penney stepped into their flight suits and moved systematically through their pre-flight preparations. It was Sasseville who finally broke the silence. “I’m going to go for the cockpit,” he said. “I’ll take the tail,” was Penney’s … Continue reading Flying to the Front
For forty days, his friends laughed at him. For forty days, his neighbors insulted him. For forty days, his family begged him to stop embarrassing them. Yet, for forty days, Bapurao Tajne continued to dig. Tajne lives in Kalambeshwar, a village in the Maharashtra region of India. After years of drought, the residents of this … Continue reading The View From the Well
His hands fumbled for the release on his seatbelt harness. Tugging at the catch set him free and he began to slowly pull himself out of his seat and to his feet. Dazed and somewhat confused, he reached out his hands toward the voices racing toward him. They were concerned voices, but excited. The phrase … Continue reading Taking One For the Team