Meetings are Deadly!

Meetings provide a forum … …for creative energy… …for developing conflict… The leader chooses. The follower loses control.   Do not let subversive energy control the team. This is your opportunity to step up to the plate and take a swing at the pitch coming toward you. You may not hit a home run every time. You will be successful when you focus on the outcomes. … Continue reading Meetings are Deadly!

Decide to Think Big – Expect Big Results

Tweet Thinking small, isn’t hard. It’s just a habit. A habit with consequences. Same for thinking big. –  The Universe When it’s only you, then you can be very flexible – do what you want to do,  when you want to do it. (This is not really true, but many solo entrepreneurs experience the world this way.) Once you get a team ( for this … Continue reading Decide to Think Big – Expect Big Results


First say to yourself what you would be; 
and then do what you have to do. – Epictetus

Developing effective systems is crucial to leadership success. Know how to run an effective meeting.

Hugh’s rule #1 for Conducting Effective Meetings:

Purpose – Don’t hold a meeting if you do not have a defined purpose for the meeting. Know what you want to achieve and state those outcomes for the participants.

TIP: Define the meeting outcomes first, and then plan how to achieve those outcomes. Continue reading Systems

SYSTEMS: Rehearse for Success

To know what people really think, 
pay regard to what they do, 
rather than what they say. 
 – René Descartes Anxiety is caused 
by a lack of control, 
organization, preparation, 
and action. 
 – David Kekich Well done is better than well said. 

 – Benjamin Franklin Rehearsing music correctly is an essential practice (pardon the pun). The value of rehearsing music with a … Continue reading SYSTEMS: Rehearse for Success