Happy to report that movie tickets have now gone on sale . . you can get them by visiting Harkins Theaters. I will be doing a Q&A after the 7pm showing on both Friday and Saturday night of the opening weekend. So make sure to get your movie tickets and be there! Promises to be a special evening.
Okay on to the topic of this blog . . . as many of you know for the last 10 years I have been doing Leadership Training with some of America’s top corporations . . companies like Intel, Wells Fargo, 3M, and others. And I talk to them about such things as emotional intelligence, quantum physics, psychology, and self-awareness. When training executives from these companies, I have noticed that it is not difficult to spot natural leaders. They are far and few between, but the one thing they always have in common is a great sense of attitude – they understand the important of the “how” of what they do, and not just the “what.” People who are good managers or followers focus almost exclusively on the getting the job done. For them execution is paramount. But great leaders pay close attention to the “how” of goal accomplishment. They care equally, if not more, about attitude, creativity, and the role of imagination, and often their efforts are focused on cultivating a work environment that is challenging, fun, and creative. It is important for all of us to remember that attitude plays such a key role in altering our experience in life. For life is like a rose. With its gift, you receive not only its precious petals, but also its thorns. If your attention is given to the thorns, then the gift is likely to become an experience of pain. However, if your attention is given to the petals, then the gift will likely become an experience of joy and beauty. So the question I always ask, and you should ask yourself, is what part of life is receiving your attention?