September 29th 2008
Q. Have you read “The 3 Big Questions for Frantic Family,” a leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni, and if you did, is it a book you’d recommend to other executives?
A. I have not read Patrick’s latest book, but I did recently pick it up and have read each of his other five leadership fables, and I’m looking forward to diving into this one in the weeks ahead.
September 22nd 2008
Q. We will be hosting a first-time golf tournament fundraiser that we’re hopeful will be an in-going annual fundraiser. Some committee members are encouraging us to state “First Annual Golf Tournament” in our advertising so people know this will be an annual event. I’d prefer “inaugural” versus “first annual.” What do you recommend?
A. I recommend using “inaugural” because that’s exactly what it is, and next year’s event would be the “second annual.” It’s not an annual event until year two and beyond.
September 15th 2008
Q. Could you please share an event participant waiver form that is accessible to review the language information included to develop our own waiver form?
A. Here’s the Disney Sports Waiver and Permission Form that Disney makes available to participants that you may find to be a helpful example for an event waiver form.
September 8th 2008
Q. You’ve recommended to those not currently participating in social networking to seriously consider joining a social network, and you recommended LinkedIn and Facebook. Are there any other social networks you have experience with that you’d recommend, and is it best to develop profiles on multiple social networks?
A. I’ve had the opportunity over the past year to familiarize myself with LinkedIn and have enjoyed my experiences on this business social network. I’ve also posted a profile on Plaxo, and although I’ve had positive experiences, I have not been as active or engaged with users as I have with LinkedIn. (more…)
September 1st 2008
Q. I’ve heard many people describe what success means to them. How would you describe success for you?
A. There are many definitions of success, and if you asked me several years ago – or even a few years ago – I likely would have shared a different answer.
Although success is defined in many different ways by many different people, success for me comes down to asking myself three simple questions each day – Am I passionate about what I’m doing and am I enjoying what I do? Am I significantly impacting others in a positive way? Did I do all I could to be the best I could be in all I attempted to accomplish?