Uniting Our Talent As One #262

by Sue Hawkes

If you read yesterday’s blog, this one will connect well. I heard a statistic on the radio right after the Super Bowl: 22 of 54 Super Bowls have been won by four teams. That’s right! Almost half of the games have been won by the same four teams. The most winning teams are: Patriots – Won 6 of 11 Steelers…

Sue HawkesUniting Our Talent As One #262

In Search of Teamwork #261

by Sue Hawkes

In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni says “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare… If you could get all of the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market,…

Sue HawkesIn Search of Teamwork #261

Lesson Learned #260

by Sue Hawkes

Perspective is priceless. In the past few weeks, I was on a combination work/vacation in Key West. It was glorious to walk and enjoy the pristine 65-75-degree weather during the height of our grey Minnesota winter for a week. While the location wasn’t my favorite destination, we found lovely shops, things to do and amazing food to enjoy. Interestingly, my…

Sue HawkesLesson Learned #260

My New Mantra #259

by Sue Hawkes

You don’t have to love it. Rhoda Olsen has been a mentor to me for the past 10+ years. She’s an authentic leader, a straight shooter and a source of learning every time I interact with her. You can listen and learn from her in this podcast We were discussing some big decisions and potential life changes I’m facing when…

Sue HawkesMy New Mantra #259

Getting Unstuck #258

by Sue Hawkes

It’s lonely at the top. It’s not just a phrase if you’re the CEO, a leader, or a single parent. There are many situations in life where anyone can feel isolated, alone and unsure. What can you do when you’re in that situation, feeling vulnerable, scared and wishing for a lifeline? I’ve found several things which work well for me,…

Sue HawkesGetting Unstuck #258

Thank You Bruce Lee #257

by Sue Hawkes

Bruce Lee is an iconic master who sets the bar high for those interested. His four secrets to mastery: 1. Research your own experience. 2. Absorb what is useful. 3. Reject what is useless. 4. Add what is specifically your own. This is sage advice for those of us pursuing our own path to mastery. For me, this supports the…

Sue HawkesThank You Bruce Lee #257

Game Changers #256

by Sue Hawkes

Recently, I watched the movie “Game Changers” and it made quite an impact on me (and my husband Kevin). It’s worth the watch, and more importantly, caused me to change my thinking and actions. I have been into a healthy lifestyle most of my life, I like being active, eating well and consistently working to improve my overall health and…

Sue HawkesGame Changers #256

Be Glad You Did #255

by Sue Hawkes

“Be brave enough to be bad at something new.” Jon Acuff Two things that stop most of us: not knowing how and never having done it before. When you watch young children, they don’t approach anything this way. In fact, everything is new, and fascinating and exciting. They approach everything with wonder, curiosity and an exploratory attitude. They have fun…

Sue HawkesBe Glad You Did #255

The Future Begins Now #254

by Sue Hawkes

Dan Sullivan is a great teacher. He offers a ton to entrepreneurial, lifelong learners and one of his most powerful questions is the R-Factor question (R stands for relationship – in this case, it’s helping you establish a relationship with a bigger future). Here’s the question: “if we were sitting here three years from today, looking back on today, what…

Sue HawkesThe Future Begins Now #254

Make Your Story A Good One #253

by Sue Hawkes

“Staying positive doesn’t mean things will turn out okay. Rather, it is knowing YOU will be okay no matter how things turn out.” For me, one of the ways I stay grounded is to find perspective when things are happening. Recently, I was at the gym and thought I had socks in my shoes when I didn’t. My coach looked…

Sue HawkesMake Your Story A Good One #253