Measure versus matter

Turned on Grammarly at the tail end of the tally period. For a whole week only 7 words were recorded. This result is better than 14% of other Grammarly users.

Not everything that can be measured matters.

Not everything that matters can be measured.

Because of my insider position, since 1999, in the improvement industry, it is easy to testify about the prevailing, perverse, and utterly misleading (read lying) information that gurus and wanna-be’s peddle to make a living.

Even at Disney Institute, the insider joke was and still is, “Never let a good story get in the way of the truth.”

By the way, i taught at Disney Institute from 1999-2014. That’s a heck of a run.

i made it, and continue to make it, my personal mission to never let a false or misleading story to ever be told. Ever. For any reason. Period.



If the shoe fits.

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The harsh reality of crushing it

Screen shot of marketing scam
Yesterday’s screen shot of a marketing scam.


In the screen shot message above, i can tell you as a highly paid motivational speaker, you are not going to be able to do this fast. Anyone promising fast results is someone you should avoid.

Our social media outlets portray a super savvy entrepreneur who is crushing it.


Behind closed doors it’s more like we are getting crushed.

Shhh, don’t tell anyone.

Here’s the issue. Everyone is trying to follow the recipes and formulas the gurus promise will lead to your quick, amazing results.

For every successful entrepreneur who’s cut the corporate cord and is going after the “work-from-home-Internet-based-startup” business, there are hundreds, maybe more, that live in this “getting crushed”world.

What’s missing from the  guru’s advice?

The truth.

And the truth is, there is no special formula. If there was, everyone would become “amazingly successful”. Quickly.

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The good lie is a skeptic’s best friend

The Good Lie movie


The Good Lie movie


The Good Lie movie


The good lie is the skeptic’s best friend because a lie worth telling is the supreme demonstration of love. Watched The Good Lie yesterday on an iPhone during the flight from Disneyland to Walt Disney World. An inspiring story of tragedy and hope.



Love and leadership have no place in the West’s dog-eat-dog business world.

That’s what we’ve come to believe.

Focus on business results. Increase shareholder value.

What if we’re wrong?

What if love is the ticket to organizational growth?

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How brave are you?

trapped Opossum
Instinct is just that, instinct. Trust your gut. Instinct is deeply embedded survival DNA.


How brave are you?

The typical corporate meeting were leadership isn’t viewed as effective. Survey results prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

So the leadership goes on a retreat, comes back all fired up, and empowers people to be brave and bold.


Just like that?

Flip a switch and trust is commonplace?

Guess again.


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