Getting FIT Starts at Home

Friday, January 17, 2014

The American dream has lost its shine over the last few decades. As a nation, statistics reveal discouraging trends for the current and future state of marriages and families, the building blocks of a stable and FIT society. The marriage rate in America is at an all-time low, about one third of all children live in a home without a father, and we currently lead the world in divorce rates. We can’t afford to miss the reality that the way of the family goes the way of the country, and its headed south at an alarming rate. Read more...

Get Your Habits In Shape With FIT!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

We are all creatures of habit, for better or for worse. Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit reaches organizations and societies with a new way of thinking about habits. The purpose of his book is to answer "Why we do what we do in life and business?" I often try to get my Fully Integrated Team members to think on this question. If nearly half of our daily decisions are outcomes of a habit pattern, this question matters! Read more...

Frontline Leadership: A Lesson from My Father

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I aspire to lead with my father’s spirit of resolve and his love for people. He believed it was unfair to ask someone to do what you wouldn't be willing to do yourself. He always had his skin in the game and people loved him for it. Read more...

Reduce Turnover In Your Organization

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Understanding the power of purpose is crucial to Getting FIT. When a company or organization loses its fundamental purpose, the effect trickles down to the staff. Productivity shrinks, teams collapse, and disgruntled employees bide their time until a more suitable position opens up elsewhere.  Read more...

POMO and NEMO: The Language of Momentum

Monday, February 11, 2013

"Nemo" scrolled across news headlines as the winter storm blanketed the Northeast in snow last Friday. The naming of this blizzard, an uncommon practice, stirred up controversy among weather experts. Nemo littered streets with stranded vehicles, enacted widespread power outages and trapped people in their houses with record-breaking snowfall.  Read more...

No Weak Links: The Team in Focus

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today, we address Part Three of FIT, the stage when we put it all together. The team in focus is a wrestling team, sopping wet in sweat after a good, hard practice. One of the key principles to getting Fully Integrated Teams is integration. Integration is bringing the right things and the right people together in a dynamic, life-giving combination. This is for the purpose of creating something bigger than you can accomplish alone. You need people and people need you to do this! Read more...

Getting FIT: More than a New Year's Resolution

Monday, January 21, 2013

January is a month for new beginnings. Americans flock to the gym in droves, hopeful to reinvent their lives. This is a good thing, until Valentine’s Day hits, and fitness seekers trade in their motivational impulses for the couch and a candy bar! Do these New Year’s Resolutions sound familiar to you?   Read more...

Stop “Painting By Numbers” and Get FIT!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I remember a game from childhood called “paint by numbers.”  The kit contained a familiar image of a dog or flower, carefully divided into blank zones for the artist to fill with color indicated by number. The game was foolproof and when finished, the painter only duplicated the work of another artist’s genius or creativity. Read more...

Living FIT : The Niles Nabisco Team

Friday, December 21, 2012

The power behind a FIT team is loyalty towards your fellow team members and to your personal values. These values are a cornerstone to your life’s purpose and by respecting the values of your FIT team–you create an environment that brings greater meaning to their roles within the organization. Read more...