“We’re all absolutely equal in having the opportunity to make the most of what we have.” –Coach John Wooden Coach Wooden is considered by many to be one of the leading coaches of all time. To do your best is part of the purpose of life. Plan for it and persevere. Focus on your […]
Coach John Wooden coached 10 national championship teams and inspired many with books, speeches, and his Pyramid of Success. He lived to almost 100 years. – David
Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims taught 5 key practices for leaders at the Troy University Leadership Conference 2018, citing authors Kouzes and Posner: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable others to Act Encourage the Heart APPLICATIONS YOU CAN USE TO OPERATIONALIZE THE BEST PRACTICES Choose the best practices you want to use […]
To Plan, Decide, and Act to Achieve, Improve, Solve, Change, Transform I developed this 7-Step Method to help my seminar students who often set the same “New Year Resolution” year after year. Both they and I have done better identifying priorities and taking action. 7 Steps to Set a Resolution that increase your chance of […]
Many of us hold back, sometimes unconsciously, on pursuing dreams–because of fear. We sometimes dwell on possible negative outcomes like failure or embarrassment. Seminar students often say, they stay in their “comfort zones” too much because of “what people might think” if they tried something special. They also admit they hesitate instinctively when seeking goals outside […]
“The greatest use of life is for something that will outlast it.” – William James – William James, philosopher and psychologist also trained as a physician, was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. More.
“The first and best victory is to conquer self.” Plato Best-Self Leadership is the first best practice to plan and lead in life. –David 7 Best Practices for Life Leadership Continuum and 7 Areas of Life Pyramid To prepare students and professionals to do their best requires teaching and rewarding learning and development in Best-Self Leadership.
“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Napoleon Hill, author of The Law of Success and Think and Grow Rich To identify one’s calling not only provides greater clarity on purpose but also […]
Did I make someone a hero today? Would our Lord say, “well done my good and faithful servant…?” Would my mama be proud? Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Retired) asked himself these three questions at the end of the day to help make sure he stayed on the right path. He spoke of them when mentoring […]
I read this article about “mentally strong” with interest for two reasons: the habits align with best practices and lessons written by Col. Stretch Dunn and me in our book Professionalism Under Stress; and, my colleague and friend of 25 years, Stretch, died unexpectedly a few days ago. The reminders of demonstrating “grit” when you […]