Scott’s Thoughts

Pessimism and Sarcasm Aren’t Wisdom

The words hit me like a punch straight to the gut when Dr. John Deloney said them during his address at the Dave Ramsey Influencer Event, which I was privileged to be attending. "Pessimism and sarcasm aren't wisdom." Five simple words, and yet, when you take a deeper look at them, they are far from simple.

By |2024-06-19T10:32:34-04:00June 19th, 2024|Informing|

Control the clock. Don’t OBEY it. 

I can’t tell you how many executives I work with who can’t take ownership of their lives. To be specific - they don’t own their time. The very time we are graced by God with each day to use. They constantly move around with no deliberation, intentionality, or ability to control their fate. As a

By |2024-06-19T10:30:49-04:00June 14th, 2024|Informing, Self Help|

Spotlight Rangers are not your friend.

Kill the Spotlight Rangers and TREAT ALL EMPLOYEES THE SAME UrbanDictionary.com defines the term “Spotlight Ranger” to be: "someone who only performs when a superior observes them; not a team player. From US Army Ranger school slang for a student who doesn’t give his all unless he is the one being evaluated on a mission

By |2024-06-19T10:31:25-04:00June 10th, 2024|Informing, Uncategorized|

5 Reasons Your Projects Are Failing

1: Not communicating the change effectively. Projects are typically initiated to capture an opportunity, innovate, or solve a problem. They are temporary and should have a definitive beginning and end.   In short, projects are doing something new (yes, even if you've made similar efforts many times previously). When you do anything new, getting buy-in

By |2024-05-30T10:40:05-04:00May 21st, 2024|Project Management|

Leading by example. ‘They’ aren’t the problem, YOU are.

Leaders lead. That’s about as simplistic as I can make it.  The problem is, though, few people know how. I’m not saying they aren’t proficient at their jobs; I’m simply pointing out they don’t know how to lead.  Leadership isn’t a numbers game. Having more direct reports in no way means you are a better leader. 

By |2024-05-30T10:57:56-04:00May 15th, 2024|Leadership|

Get out of neutral. Where are you in your life and work?

I love Seth Godin’s quote from The Dip: “If you’re trying to succeed in a job, a relationship, or at a task, you’re either moving forward, falling behind, or standing still. There are only three choices.” This may be hard for you to read, but too many of you are standing still or falling behind.  Let’s talk about

By |2024-05-30T11:02:23-04:00April 17th, 2024|Self Help|

“Elite” huh? Separating noise from truth”

A new fad that really concerns me is that people, organizations, and teams are self-proclaiming their “elite” status. This proclamation comes in many forms, and most of us are immune to it—so immune, in fact, that we don’t see it for the bullshit it is. And yes, let me be very clear - it is

By |2024-05-30T11:03:17-04:00April 9th, 2024|Self Help|
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