Valentine’s Day Is For Lovers…Or Is It?


Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, is an annual celebration held on February 14, celebrating love and affection between cherished lovers. The day is named after an early Christian leader and martyr named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Galasius I in 496 AD. Now, it is traditionally a day on which devoted … Continue reading

10 Tips To Overcome Bad Thoughts


Do you ever find yourself thinking bad thoughts about someone else? Do you ever think bad thoughts about yourself? Here is an easier question: “Are You Human?” If your answer to this one is YES, then you can honestly answer YES to the first two questions. Bad thoughts are human but we should not let … Continue reading

We Should Honour Christmas All Year Long


 “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”   ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From, “A Christmas Carol” I was quite taken by this quote from Charles Dickens. This line from “A Christmas Carol” reminds us of the fact that for most people, the true spirit of kindness … Continue reading

Ten Ways To Make Your Employees Adore You


Find out the best ways to engage your employees in this short video: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/10/ten-ways-to-make-your-employees-adore.html  

I Love My Levi’s And I Will Not Change!


When I was a teenager, I became very attached to Levi’s jeans. Most of my friends wore Levi’s Red Tab jeans and we all thought we looked pretty darned cool! In those days Levi’s were made of heavy, dark blue denim that eventually faded to a very pleasant lighter indigo hue. The pungent odour of the … Continue reading

It Takes A Hurricane


While watching the drama of Hurricane Irene unfold as she made her way up the east coast of North America, I was impressed by the good humour, co-operation, camaraderie, and overall humanity of the folks who reside in the path of the storm front. The media did a great job of televising scenes of people … Continue reading

How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking


Everyone on earth, except perhaps those who have completely taken leave of their senses, has fears of one kind or another. Fear is as much a part of the human emotional system as joy, anger and love. Many times, our fears add value to our lives because they prevent us from doing dangerous things but … Continue reading

What Is Leadership?


With a title like that you might think I bit off a little more than I can chew. You might be right, but because there are literally thousands of articles, blogs and websites dedicated to discussions of leadership, I wanted to offer a logical definition of it in a thousand words or less. Here goes… … Continue reading

How To Deal With Water Cooler Talk


 Water cooler talks are those nasty, backstabbing, grumble sessions that employees like to have from time to time at work. During those discussions negativity takes the lead and gossip rules the day. Nothing good ever comes from it and yet it is a very popular pastime in a lot of workplaces. “I like to refer … Continue reading

What makes a Superstar employee?


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Take Your Business Back!


I often hear from managers that employees have more power than their bosses. Studies have shown that the majority of workers in North America do not want to move into a management role. The current trend toward servant leadership and participative management has created a lot of very good results, but in many cases it has … Continue reading

10 Things Great Leaders Do


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Ego and Success


Winners, losers and survivors exist all around us. The world is full of people who become famous through excellent results alongside those who gain notoriety because of poor performance. Interestingly, mediocrity is much more common than success or failure in most areas of human endeavour. Most people get by, but seldom excel despite the fact … Continue reading

Are You A Servant Leader Or A Leadership Warrior?


I have called upon the leaders of the world to start a LEADERSHIP REVOLUTION. In order to make my dream become a reality, we need to employ some proactive, aggressive action right away. One of the most common terms used for good leadership these days is SERVANT LEADERSHIP. Although I am a proponent of that … Continue reading

Every Revolution Needs A Cause


How to start a Leadership Revolution Before we can begin to create a culture of effective and powerful leadership, we must have a cause that everyone can rally around. Throughout history, every revolution came about as a result of the failure of leaders to understand or empathize with what the people wanted. When it became … Continue reading

Let’s Start A Leadership Revolution!


I have dedicated the last decade of my life to the proposition that there are no bad employees…just bad leaders. Because my words have fallen on a number of deaf ears in the world of executive boardrooms, I have decided to start a Leadership Revolution. The old, Traditional, Boomer ways of leading will not work … Continue reading

Find Out How Anger Can Harm You


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The Four Ageements


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Who Needs Wisdom?


This is my favourite definition of wisdom: “Good sense; the ability to make sensible decisions and judgments based on personal knowledge and experience.”   Note that good sense requires personal knowledge and experience in order to be effective. Wisdom cannot grow and flourish in isolation. When one operates with poor or potentially harmful personal knowledge or … Continue reading

All Good Things Must Come To An End


Click for a video on the value of living in the present: http://www.ilstv.com/all-good-things-must-end/

Positive Passion Leads To Success


  “Genuine leaders never pursue or expect adulation or “star” status. When they receive it, they accept it graciously and move on to the next challenge. Leadership is not about personal victory. It is about winning through teamwork and positive energy by and for every member of the team.”                         ∞Wayne Kehl∞ My book, “A … Continue reading

Nothing ever gets done without hard work!


Have a listen to this short video about perseverance: http://www.ilstv.com/do-you-have-perseverance/

Easter Is For Leaders


Easter is a holiday celebrated each spring in many countries throughout the world. It is essentially a Christian religious celebration based on the scriptures which indicate that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Each year we celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Interestingly, Easter can be considered a moveable feast … Continue reading

What Makes A Superstar Employee?


The secret to success that all great employers have discovered is as simple as, “right person-right job.” When people are placed into jobs they can excel in every time, miracles can happen.  Think about the following questions:   Have you ever noticed how managers, supervisors and leaders of all kinds often expect everyone to perform at … Continue reading

Leaders Need Followers To Be Successful!


Have you ever noticed that some employees will stay in jobs that they do not really enjoy, or are not really suited to for long periods of time? Have you met people who stay in a lower paying job even though they have been offered more money somewhere else? A business needs long-term employees in … Continue reading

It’s A Dog’s Life


As I travel through my life, I have often noticed that dogs have some interesting effects on people. In the presence of a dog, even the gruffest, most hardened human beings can become soft and caring. I also notice that in the past few decades, more and more people are adopting dogs than ever before. In … Continue reading

Lighten Up Or Heavy Up…The Choice Is Yours


Have you ever noticed that a lot of people tend to take themselves too seriously? You know who I mean: Those folks who huff and puff with righteous indignation whenever they are challenged. Those people who glare and stare whenever someone says something they believe is inappropriate. Those individuals who seem to believe that it … Continue reading

“Getting Along With People Is Easy!” (Selfishness)


This is an except from my book: “Getting Along With People Is Easy  !” EIGHTH COMMANDMENT   DO NOT BE SELFISH   If you want to get along with people think about someone other than yourself. If you are not getting along with people it is probably largely to do with your own actions and the … Continue reading

You Never Miss The Water Until the Well Runs Dry


This old proverb shines a very bright light on the theory that you never know what you have until it is gone. If everything in your life is going well right now, think about the dynamics around you that help to make it great. If your life is challenging at this moment because you have … Continue reading

The Butterfly Effect


The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect is a scientific theory that essentially says that a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. Originally part of the Chaos Theory, numerous scientists throughout modern history have concluded that this happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future … Continue reading

Lead By Example


Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every New Year find you a better man or woman.   Benjamin Franklin  Oh, if we could all just follow Benjamin Franklin’s advice, what a wonderful world it would be. Why must we all find fault with each other while carrying anger and … Continue reading

Christmas All Year Long


I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From ‘A Christmas Carol’.   I was quite taken by this quote from Charles Dickens. This line from “A Christmas Carol” reminds us of the fact that for most people, the true spirit of kindness … Continue reading

Pessimism Is The Enemy Of Ambition And The Killer of Dreams


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.   – Helen Keller Helen Keller lived from 1880 to 1968…an incredible 88 years. Although she was blind and deaf from childhood, she played a big part in changing our world for the better. She was a university graduate, … Continue reading

Are You Willing To Risk Your Life?


On Remembrance Day and Veteran’s Day it is important for us all to reflect on the sacrifice and devotion to duty shown by so many of our brave men and women all over the world. But, what does the observation of past and present wars mean to you?   November 11th is not about poppies, … Continue reading

You Only Have One Life to Live!


“Good Times; Bad Times; You know I had my share…”  Led Zeppelin 1968  The above line from Led Zeppelin was written by the famous rockers 42 years ago and yet, it still has meaning today. I am a fan of Led Zeppelin partly because of my age and my love of screaming guitars, but chiefly … Continue reading

Success Through People…Surviving Beyond a Down Economy


The key to more with less is with your current employees. Become an open, honest employer with a transparent management plan. Let your people in on what you are doing, where you are going, and where you stand right now. More than ever in the history of North American business, employees want inclusion and a say in how their workplace runs. Give it to them! Stop hanging on to the old ways of doing business and start giving your employees what they want, no matter how difficult letting go of your old principles might be.

Passionate Choices


Everyone needs to have passion! As we wander through the short period of time that is our life, we make hundreds of thousands, or perhaps even millions of choices. We make so many choices in a lifetime that at the time just before our passing, we have forgotten all but the most significant of them. … Continue reading

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