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Santa Claus Is..

As you’re likely aware, there’s a large jolly fellow in a red suit coming to town soon. As usual, he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice this year and, with rather remarkable record-keeping tracked by his team of trusty elves back at the North Pole HQ, your presents in his sleigh will reflect this disposition. 

Not sure how you fared this year? 

A great place to start is in the mirror with a comparison of yourself against the Santa Claus profile (in image below) as published in 1912 by Edwin Osgood Grover in The Book of Santa Claus.  

Santa Claus Is

There is a Santa Claus in all of us, some just need to adjust their self-focus to see him. After-all, like proper sales and customer service, true Christmas spirit is not really about us; it’s about helping and giving to others. 

Ho Ho Ho

Steve 🙂  

There is much to be thankful for…

Everyday there is much to be thankful for…

Clients, vacations, laughter, yummy food, morning coffee, the comfort of sweat pants, the New England Patriots, rock and roll and cool cars are just a few on my extended list.

Less personal, the Pinnacle Performance produced image below presents common areas that we all should be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving Gratitude

All The Best to you and your family for a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Steve 🙂

Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

Often confused with National Barbecue Day, Memorial Day is the day we honor the military heroes who paid the ultimate price for our country.

Home of the Free becuase of the Brave

While leaders in business do not typically risk their lives for the mission of their organizations, there is much we can all learn about leadership from those in the military that did.

Here are the top leadership traits possessed by military leaders accompanied by a relevant image quote:

  • Work Ethic / Preparing To Win

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  • Commitment / Discipline

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.

  • Honor / Integrity

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

  • Self-less Service

Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

  • Perseverance / Overcoming Adversity

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  • Responsibility / Accountability / Lead by Example

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  • Execution with Precision / Attention to Detail

When you are in any contest you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it.

Whether you’re a manager in your organization or not, adhering to the traits of our military heroes can help you achieve greater levels of success!

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Saluting those who gave all for our country. 

Steve

Live Long & Prosper

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Live Long and Prosper

Happy Holidays!

With Christmas fast approaching, I want to wish all of you and your families a Very Merry Christmas!

The kind of Christmas

that gives an angel a new set of wings..

that is so remarkably merry Bing Crosby would croon all about it while chestnuts roast on an open fire..

that earns you your own float in next year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade..

that secures you a network Christmas special hosted by Michael Bublé wearing a snazzy cardigan sweater.

that persuades folks across the planet to put your picture on their Christmas cards next year..

that makes you Happy to be Alive and Well!

Sale Away Holiday 2014

It has been a truly terrific year and I’m extraordinarily grateful for all my clients, family, friends and followers that have been part of it! I wish you all the best for a Happy New Year and a Fantastic 2015!

Steve 🙂

 

Home of the free…

In honor those who have proudly served in the U.S. Armed forces:

 

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Happy Veterans Day!

Steve 

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Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Make Your Life Spectacular: Robin Williams Tribute

A short, powerful Robin Williams tribute video that will give you chills.

 

 

Have Yourself A Merry EPIC Christmas!

Christmas doesn't come from a store

Merry-Christmas

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Here’s wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and most joyous holiday season!

Steve 🙂

Nelson Mandela: Rise Above

Nelson Mandela, the revered civil rights leader, freedom-fighter and anti-apartheid icon who was detained 27 years in prison, led South Africa to democracy and became its first black president, died yesterday at home at the age of 95.

There is much we can all learn from the words and wisdom of Nelson Mandela. The image quote below is my personal favorite as it directly applies to Pinnacle Performance and success in general.

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Here are more select quotes on a variety of topics from Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations

I hope you find inspiration from these as we honor a man who was the true pinnacle of justice and peace.

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May he rest in peace.

Steve

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