Monday Morning Motivation

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Peter Drucker When I started in business several decades ago, Mr. Drucker was my first professor. He was the mind behind the terms front office/back office, decentralization, knowledge worker and the employee as an asset. I read and studied most of what he wrote and taught. Peter Drucker was inducted (after his death) into the… Continue reading “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer to treat everything as it if were a nail.”

Abraham Maslow We have this wonderful program at P&G that happens every 3 - 4 months. It is called Personal Development Day when essentially every meeting and other obligation gets set aside and everyone works on developing their skills. And by everyone, I mean everyone. The program started first in Purchases and quickly spread across… Continue reading “I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer to treat everything as it if were a nail.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. ” 

"In my daughter's eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. But the truth is plain to see; she was sent to rescue me. I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes." Martina McBride This week, my daughter turns 21. She is a beautiful accomplished… Continue reading “In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. ” 

Monday Morning Motivation

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

Epictetus I love this quote! It spoke to me when I was trying to lose some weight and was reaching for the junk food in my pantry. Really... I am worth so much more - stay on this diet and I can go to my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati instead! (Nicolas, in case you are… Continue reading “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”

Ashton Kutcher Motivation from a sexy actor (his version of himself, though I can't disagree) is a good thing. I think Ashton may have been reflecting on something Thomas Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Either way, it is sage advice. Ashton's advice… Continue reading “Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”