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Discipline Can Be Habit Forming

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

"Do every day or two something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test" William James, HabitGood and bad habits are tiny daily choices that accumulate Each choice is a small wire that is woven together with hundreds of other little choices...

Deepening Our Discipline

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Parenting

"The bedrock of character is self-discipline; the virtuous life, as philosophers since Aristotle have observed, is based on self-control A related keystone of character is being able to motivate and guide oneself, whether in doing homework, finishing a job, or getting up in the morning And, as we have seen, the ability to defer gratification and to control and channel one's urges to act is a basic emotional skill, one that in a former day was called will...

Decentralized Organization Structures Empower and Energize

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction" E...

Customer Satisfaction is a Reflection of Employee Satisfaction

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"We found that there was a cause-and-effect relationship between the two; that it was impossible to maintain a loyal customer base without a base of loyal employees; and that the best employees prefer to work for companies that deliver the kind of superior value that builds customer loyalty...

Customer Intimacy and Empathy Are Keys to Innovation

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"Above all, we know that an entrepreneurial strategy has more chance of success the more it starts with the users their utilities, their values, their realities ...

Creating High Energy Environments

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Home Management

"Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then to help orchestrate the energy of those around you" Peter Drucker, professor and author of dozens of books on economics, management, and leadershipImagine rushing to an emergency room with severe stomach cramps Without any examination, no knowledge of your medical history, or asking any questions about your symptoms, the doctor who has never seen you before says "I know exactly what's wrong" and prescribes a powerful medication...

Control Your Own Destiny

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Pets

"Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time" - Chinese proveTwenty years ago I came across a story (I don't know who wrote it) that illustrates the deadly power of the Victimitis Virus (the poor-little-helpless-me syndrome) Whenever I catch myself pointing "out there" to explain my poor performance, I pull out this story and read it again...

Communication Strategies, Systems, And Skills

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"Before you say what you think, be sure you have" Malcolm Forbes, past publisher of Forbes magazineCommunication is both a symptom and a cause of organization performance problems Over the years, we've heard hundreds of managers use communication as a vague catchall for every type of organization and team problem imaginable...

Clarifying Our Core Values

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

"The way to gain a reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear" SocratesA key element of "knowing thyself" is sorting out what's really important to you Without a clear sense of our personal principles and priorities, it's almost impossible to bring the picture of our preferred future or vision sharply into focus...

Choice More Than Chance Determines Our Circumstance

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Self Help

"What's the world's greatest lie" the boy asked, completely surprised "It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate...

Cheer Leaders Inspire Others

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval, than under a spirit of criticism" Charles Schwab, Legendary Steel Industry PioneeIt has been said that there are only two types of people who thrive on being recognized for their achievements: men and woman (I guess that covers most of us...

Changing Me to Change Them

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Self Help

"We must be the change we wish to see in this world" Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who developed the practice of nonviolent disobedience that forced Great Britain to grant independence to India in 1947I can think of all kinds of ways to change our kids, my associates, my wife Heather, and lots of other people in my life But that's not the place to start...

Change or Be Changed

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Finances

George was 53 when he had his first attack He'd smoked for almost 40 years, was badly overweight, had an extremely high fat diet, and handled stress poorly This warning shocked him into joining a smoking-cessation program...

Change is Life

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Self Help

"Weep not that the world changes Did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep" William Cullen Bryant, 19th century American poet, critic, and edito"I hate all this change...

Celebration is the Pause That Refreshes

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Leadership

"Success is every minute you live It's the process of living It's stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace...

Bringing Values to Life

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

"No men can act with effect who do not act in concert; no men can act in concert who do not act with confidence; no men can act with confidence who are not bound together with common opinions, common affections, and common interests" Edmund Burke, 18th-Century British StatesmanDuring the 1980s, when I was co-founder and leader of The Achieve Group, we worked with California-based Zenger Miller and Tom Peters to implement a culture-change process based on Peters' and Bob Waterman's book, In Search of Excellence Adding to, and building upon, the work of their McKinsey & Company colleagues, Terrence Deal and Allan Kennedy, Peters and Waterman showed that the cultures of excellent companies are grounded in core values...

Bridging We-They Gaps

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"I could never believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden" Seventeenth-Century British Soldier Richard Rumbold's final words on the scaffold before he was hanged Quoted by Thomas Jefferson in his Reflections on the Underlying Principles in the American Declaration of Independence...

Breaking Out of Our Mental Prisons

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way And there were always choices to make Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom; which determined whether or not you would become the plaything of circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate...

Blazing Our Own Improvement Path

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Self Help

"The process of spiritual growth is an effortful and difficult one This is because it is conducted against a natural resistance, against a natural inclination to keep things the way they were, to cling to the old maps and old ways of doing things, to take the easy path" M...

Beyond Manipulating and Motivating to Leading and Inspiring

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"People do work for money but they work even more for meaning in their lives In fact, they work to have fun Companies that ignore this fact are essentially bribing their employees and will pay the price in a lack of loyalty and commitment...

Being True to Me

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"Be brave enough to live creatively The creative is the place where no one else has ever been You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition...

Being All That We Can See

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

There is no objective reality We don't see the world as it is, we see the world as we areSean was filling out a university questionnaire to help determine roommate compatibility...

Being a Strong Leader Despite a Bad Boss

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"At one point, I had an extraordinarily difficult boss, who could literally drive you into tears...

Avoiding Pity City and the Victimitis Virus

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Self Help

"Oh, the holiness of always being the injured party The historically oppressed can find not only sanctity but safety in the state of victimization When access to a better life has been denied often enough, and successfully enough, one can use the rejection as an excuse to cease all efforts...

Authentic Communication: Dealing With Moose-on-the-Table

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Sports

Imagine a team meeting around a conference-room table They are reviewing progress and making plans Charts are reviewed, slides are projected, documents are handed out, and calculations are made...

Assessing Our Ability to Influence Others

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Self Help

"Ain't no use worrying about the things out of your control, because if they're out of your control, ain't no use worrying...

Are You in Control of or Controlled by Technology?

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

Many managers are getting sucked into an incredible vortex of busyness and daily fire fighting It's becoming a bigger and bigger challenge to keep themselves and others focused and strategic in this 24/7, always-on, Blackberry culture This is a large and rapidly growing problem that we are seeing in more and more organizations...

Apathy and Cynicism Zap Our Spirit

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference...

Always on the Grow

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Entertainment

"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists" Eric Hoffer, American philosopher, Reflections on the Human ConditionHank had all the answers...

Accept What Can't Be Changed and Change What Can Be

Author: Jim Clemmer

Category: Business

"Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself...