Talent & Trust = The Building Blocks of a High Performing Team

What do you see in the photo above? A team that appears to be interested and engaged in what is being discussed. But a picture can be misleading…very misleading. What if the leader is simply telling the other members of the team what will occur? That changes the entire dynamic of what we think we see. And that is just what many have experienced when working as part of a team. Perhaps you can relate. …

Endeavor Management Announces Launch of Endeavor Institute

HOUSTON, Texas – (February 21, 2019) Endeavor Management announced today that it is partnering with the Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at St. Mary’s University to launch the Endeavor Institute. The Endeavor Institute’s mission is to explore emerging science and theory regarding organizational culture and leadership, to create advanced methods and instruments, and to provide for the professional development of pioneering leaders. According to Dr. Gregory Pool, Chair of the I/O Psychology Dept. at St. Mary’s …

What Leader Wouldn’t Want to be Known as an Achiever?

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Can you think of a leader who wouldn’t want to be known as an achiever? Most of us – leaders or not – would appreciate that moniker following behind our name. And for the 6 million plus people of the 20 million who have taken the Clifton Strengths® assessment, they can rightly claim the talent of Achiever®. But wait…isn’t “leader” synonymous with “achiever”? Specifically, Achiever® is defined by Gallup as: People especially talented in the …

Want that promotion? Change your mindset.

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Did Two Sides of the Same Coin get you thinking? Was it an “ah-ha” or an “uh-oh” moment when you recognized that your ability to earn income is likely your greatest asset? If you want a different experience, change your mindset. Perhaps it was “Duh, I knew that. Why doesn’t my boss? Good luck prying an additional dime for my paycheck or professional advancement.” You’ve come to a fork in the road. You can commiserate …

The Ability to Generate Income: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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A client’s greatest asset is the ability to generate income. That’s an early lesson I learned as a financial advisor. For most, this income generating ability comes from employment. For the few with investment assets great enough, it is still the ability to provide income – from their assets or otherwise – without depletion of assets before the end of the life cycle (cycles for a couple). What strengthens income generating ability Most of us …