Achieving Drama Free Productivity

One of our favorite topics to train on in our workshops or Leadership Roundtable sessions is Drama Free Productivity. Productivity typically has a negative connotation because we associate it with the stress and pressures of getting more and more and more done. Productivity tends to have a negative connotation because we associate it with pressure […]


I’ve worked with a lot of teams over the years and I’ve seen a disease that runs rampant in teams existing in drama.  I’ve seen it so much, I’ve even coined my own phrase for it- excuse-itis.   Excuses are a pesky thing because they tend to multiply.  The more we make excuses, the more […]

Failure Isn’t An Option

The best leaders are those that realize failure isn’t an option.   I’ve got your attention, don’t I?  Here’s what I mean. The best leaders are the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously.  They understand that life is a cycle of research and development.  They commit to the idea that they can win or […]

2 Mindsets to Create Productivity

Productivity tools are awesome.  There’s always something new, and they’re so helpful.  I’m a fan. And I’m always going to use them, but I’ve found that creating mindsets is what’s most important.  Once you have the mindset, the methods will follow. But how do you establish the mindset?  By growing your confidence and fostering creativity. […]

How to be Healthy in Every Area in 2019

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for reflection.  We all tend to look back at the previous year to help guide where we want to go – and not go – in the new year.  We all want to get better from year-to-year and become happier, healthier versions of ourselves. That’s […]

Questions to Remove Your Mental Lid

I did it again and signed up for another half-marathon.  Crazy, right? Sometimes I think so. However, I’ve become a bit obsessed with what’s actually possible for me.  I’ve started to wonder, “How far can I really go?” “What else is possible for me?” Now my wife and I are actually talking about running a […]

What Does Drama-Free Living Mean to Me?

“So what does Drama-Free living even mean to you?”  This question came from a team member that had been with me for almost a year.  It took me by surprise. I thought I had shared my heart and assumed he knew. And then the lightbulb went off.  If it wasn’t clear to him, how could […]

Don’t Be A Victim

  “I will not play the victim”… The reality is we have choices. Victims believe they have choice poverty. In this video.. Dennis explains how we are choice abundant.

Zig Ziglar

It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.

If You Want To Accomplish More, Do Less

The Less You Do, the More You Accomplish It’s a dirty little leadership secret, but it’s true, the less you do the more you accomplish   Gaining clarity on what brings the most value to your organization and focusing energy there, accelerates growth.  When you’re young, you try to prove yourself by doing everything.  This was true […]

How You Can Beat Procrastination

What Stops You From Succeeding? I think this is something that plagues all of us.  Because of procrastination plans go astray, dreams go unfulfilled and time is wasted.   One of my biggest challenges is putting things off until the last moment.  There are things that are unpleasant for me that I simply must do!  How […]

Are you stuck in frustration?

Are you stuck in frustration? Wasting time reacting to others instead of focusing on what matters most?

The Trigger Identifier™ is a six step proven process to help you become less reactive and more strategic. Because every problem has an emotion attached to it, you can get stuck in an endless cycle of stress and drama. But when you understand your triggers, you’ll harness the power of your emotions faster and easier.