Rethink Leadership or Fail: How to Change and Succeed

Abigail Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson in 1790, “These are hard times in which a genius would wish to live. Great necessities call forth great leaders.” We desperately need great leadership now, in business and all walks of life. In this leadership training video Rick will give you the keys to change and success. (See my written Blog that relates to this video for more details: Rethink Leadership for Fail. )

We are in those difficult times today with serious economic and political problems. Our leaders are increasingly incapable of dealing with these problems to make any substantial positive progress.

Businesses are confronted with quandaries within all of the above. At the same time they face a devastating lack of trust in corporate leaders, whose priorities seem out of step with employee and public concerns. Employees are more dissatisfied and disengaged than ever before.

I believe the fundamental reason for these failures is that too many leaders are self-focused. This means they are too selfish and seemingly only want what they want. Their needs trump the […]

By |March 27th, 2015|0 Comments

7 Comments Employees Make that Destroy Teamwork


If you have ever been part of a team, there were probably days when you wondered, “Why bother? I could do this faster myself.”

Maybe for the project on that one day it was true that one person could handle it all. But effective teams offer a richness that one person can’t give to even a small project.

The bottom line is that a team’s success largely depends on the content and the process. The content involves the task for the team, for example: improving a work process, preparing for product presentation, or creating a marketing campaign. Process involves how well people work together on that team. This includes their planning efforts and interpersonal working relationships.

Yet, 60% of work teams fail. Why? See my post, 13 Troubles of Terrible Teams. I want to focus on the second point in that post, which is tacky team members, this does include the leadership. They don’t know how to work within a team, and their people skills are lacking.

Whether […]

By |March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

10 Phrases that Good Managers ALWAYS Say-OFTEN

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Good managers are different from other bosses. If you have had one lately you probably noticed they have high standards, are upbeat, knowledgeable and straight talkers. You will get the feedback you need to succeed. If you are lucky enough to have one you will want to excel, because you believe in yourself a little more when you are around them.

A key attribute about good managers is that they talk differently than their colleagues, and that adds to our sense of empowerment. I have listed ten statements I have heard many of them say regularly, and that would help any manager.

1. “I am glad you are on our team.”

Yes, some leaders actually say that once in a while instead of something like “What have you done for me lately?” I had one that used to say, “How much money have you made me today?” All employees want to be part of something bigger or grander than the every day grind, and it’s nice to know […]

By |March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Rethink Leadership or Fail: It’s Time for Change

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Abigail Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson in 1790, “These are hard times in which a genius would wish to live. Great necessities call forth great leaders.” We desperately need great leadership now, in business and all walks of life. We are in those difficult times today. In the media we are confronted daily with the effects of serious global issues

  1. Dramatic climate change and global warming
  2. Never-ending conflicts and wars
  3. New and deadly plagues
  4. Widespread Terrorism
  5. Greater income disparity between the haves and have not’s
  6. Structurally high unemployment
  7. Overpopulation, poverty
  8. Political and social instability
  9. Food and water shortages
  10. Collapse of world financial institutions

We can add other issues, but let’s not get depressed. Our leaders are increasingly incapable of dealing with these problems to make any substantial positive progress. It’s true that all ages have their troubles, but in the 21st century we have an unprecedented global interdependence. Each issue also has warning signs of catastrophic potential.

Businesses are confronted with quandaries within all of the above. At […]

By |March 1st, 2015|0 Comments

3 Powerful Positive Attitudes

Do you have too many troubles or problems? Are you disappointed or frustrated about your current situation? Do you feel you can achieve more in life? Where is your success? In this motivational video clip Rick will share 3 powerful  positive attitudes to help unleash your potential.

The attitude you choose, becomes the action you take. Positive thinking isn’t your ticket, Choosing winning thoughts and acting on them is the secret. Now, it takes work and persistence, but the good news you can overcome your obstacles and problems. You are made in the image of greatness. Visualize it, verbalize it and vitalize it. Watch this positive attitude and success motivation video to get started today.

Do you want to achieve your goals? Go here for a complimentary download-THE 5 LAWS OF GOALPOWER.  

Or, do you want a step by step program to accelerate your success in your career and life. If so, check out our GOALPOWER EBook.

If you are a manager, know that Doug and Rick, co-founders at WCW Partners, have coached or trained over 250,000 managers worldwide, […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

3 Steps to Achieve More Success-Today!


How do you achieve more success today? What’s the hidden answer? Do it now! Take action and make a decision today. There is no self-improvement, only increasing in the ability to be all that you already are.

Success is a state of being not a journey or a destination. You don’t need all the answers now, you do need a goal that you believe in with your heart and soul. Success involves your attitudes, feelings, values, and beliefs. It is not a cookie-cutter, once-in-a-lifetime idea. It’s personal, unique and individual. Just ask 100 people to define success, and you will get many different answers. However you define it, you have to act. Now, apply these three mountain moving ideas to help you make progress today and achieve more tomorrow.

  • State of being
  • Support
  • System

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Suzy stood in front of her kindergarten class for show-and-tell and declared, “Today, I’m not here to talk about a […]

By |January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

5 Superstar Coaching Steps

Few managers coach well. Of course, you know that being an employee, you have experienced the lack of coaching. In this leadership training video Rick will review keys to becoming a superstar coach. This is a big promise, but it’s doable in this training for business coaching.

Managers fail at coaching because either they don’t know how to do it or they don’t care. Managers that don’t care about their employees are bad bosses and should do something else.  Managers that care need to learn to coach effectively. Coaching is for all employees and will raise the performance of all. The biggest objection that managers have is-“I don’t have time to coach.” If that is the case the person doesn’t have time to be a manager either. All Olympic athletes have coaches, and they are the elite in their sport. Why won’t we want to coach our employees, let alone get a personal coach? Coaching improves performance: productivity, service, quality, innovation and sales.

In this leadership coaching video clip you will learn:
+5 Approaches of Coaching in the […]

By |January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

It Seems Like Yesterday, 10 Years From Now


Ten years ago I thought ahead about this day. I didn’t know it would get here so fast. There is an adage that says, “The days are long, but the years are short.”

I recall a few business trips to Montreal last year and the airline delays that took forever. I also think of some of those dull, boring meetings that I attended which dragged on for eternity. On the other hand, there was this family vacation that went by so quickly. And, I think of my youngest daughter who it seems like only yesterday was playing soccer in grade school. Now she is in college. How time flies! Can you relate to this?

Why does time do that?

Some psychology says routine makes time slip past without notice because each day is similar. Brain research talks about telescoping. It is a process in the brain that relates to past events as if they are much more current than they are. For example, you have […]

By |December 30th, 2014|0 Comments