10 Things To Be Thankful For This Year

The holiday season always makes me reflect. Holidays bring about thoughts of family, friends, work, and life in general. There’s always something to reflect upon.

This Thanksgiving holiday is no different. We’re one day away from spending time with family, friends, or alone. Ouch, if you’re in that last category.

Yet, we all must regularly reflect, even more so around the major holiday. When we reflect, we are able to see what’s important to us, how we’ve spent our days, and more.

Today, I want to reflect upon gratitude. There are so many things that we can choose to be grateful for. We only have to decide to do so.

10 Things To Be Thankful For This Year

1. Friends:

We all have people in our lives that shape us and change us. Our friends can do this to us more than anyone else.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Finch

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Finch is a film starring Tom Hanks and showing exclusively on Apple TV+. The film is a survival film set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

While I wasn’t expecting an emotional joyride, Director Miguel Sapochnik and writers Craig Luck and Ivor Powell pulled off an emotional ride. The story hinges on Finch’s (Hanks) journey to find someone to care for his dog, Goodyear, when he passes.

Tom Hanks as Finch in Finch the movie. Jeff the robot behind him

Finch is ill. He knows he doesn’t have long to live. So, he does what he can do and builds a robot companion, Jeff (Caleb Landry Jones), to care for the dog when Finch passes. The connection formed between the threesome is heartwarming and touching. As a dog lover, I completely understood Finch’s desire to see his beloved pet cared for after his death.

Ways To Help Your Employees Reach Their Full Potential

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Employees are the lifeblood of any company. Without them, nothing would get done. That’s why it’s so important to help your employees reach their full potential. Not only will this make them happier and more productive, but it will also benefit your business as a whole.

What Does It Mean To Reach Your Full Potential?

Most people never reach their full potential. In fact, many of them don’t even come close. This is a shame because everyone has the potential to do great things if they only set their mind to it. Reaching your full potential means becoming the best possible version of yourself. It means tapping into your innermost resources and using them to their fullest extent. It means developing all of your talents and abilities and using them to make a positive difference in the world.

6 Uncomfortable Leadership Decisions

The longer you’re in a leadership position, the more decisions you will have to make. These decisions… They’re not always going to be easy.

In fact, many of the decisions you’re going to make as a leader will be uncomfortable.

Your decisions become uncomfortable when they impact the livelihood of those you lead, the organization’s health, and more. The decisions keep coming; the uncomfortableness keeps piling on.

6 Uncomfortable Leadership Decisions

What uncomfortable decisions may come your way? I’ve found many common decisions aren’t easy to make. They’ll make you squirm, procrastinate, and maybe even cry to your momma.

Let’s look at 6 of these leadership decisions you’ll face.

1. Firing an employee:

We may think that firing an underperforming employee will be the easiest decision to make. It’s not.

Why You Should Never Be Stagnant: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

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It’s easy to become complacent. Especially when things are going well. When you’re seeing results and making progress, it can be tempting to just coast for a while. But if you want to be successful, you can’t afford to be stagnant. You have to always be striving for improvement. Here’s why:

It Helps You Stay Ahead of the Competition

In today’s hyper-competitive world, standing still is a surefire way to get left behind. If your competitors are constantly innovating and evolving, then so should you – if not, they’ll soon outpace you and leave you in their dust.