Posts Categorized: Leadership

No Mission…No Purpose…No Life

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“Culture is the foundation of life and Work” –John Ruh We all want meaning out of life. Victor Frankl, a psychiatrist that survived Auschwitz and the author of the brilliant book, Man’s Search for Meaning, said that the essence of life is putting meaning to everything, even our sufferings. Moving toward that is challenging, but… Read more »


Prosperity vs. Poverty Mindset

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3 Questions What is Prosperity vs. Poverty Mindset? Why is this important to you, your team or company? What are practical steps one can take to create a Prosperity Mindset? Poverty Thinking People: Spend lots of time figuring out ways to save money and generally say they have no time/support. See only what something costs…. Read more »


Victim vs. VCCR

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What is the Victim Mindset? It is a predisposed, habitual way of thinking that can cause unnecessary and avoidable stress. Please read this blog: www.johnruh.com/victimization-creates-unnecessary-stress/ What is VCCR? An acronym for Vision, Context, Commitment and Responsibility. These are the four ingredients all successful people possess that allow them to create higher levels of achievement. Read… Read more »


Non-Negotiables

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Do you have Company “Non-Negotiables”? What are they? Have you taken the time to define them in writing and shared that information with ANYONE who is associated with your business? CULTURE is the foundation of life and businessJohn Ruh One of the four key components of culture is defining your values right. Values can be… Read more »


Are You a Player or a Spectator?

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Are You Playing or Just Watching Things Happen? Players are ACTIVE and on the field! Spectators WATCH from the stands. WHERE are You? Goethe said: “Nothing happens until one is committed”. While we all tend to think our opinions are important, what really matters is what we are committed to doing. What are the Traits… Read more »


The 5 Understandings of the Power of Culture

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“Culture, and only culture, provides a foundation on which to build a unique, empowering game plan for yourself, your team and/or company” John M. Ruh When working with our clients to design their culture right, we need to know and understand: History First and foremost, we need to identify why and where you started, your… Read more »


What Kind of a Leader Are You? Find Out in 15 minutes!

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Self-Aware Leaders are More Effective Leaders Ever wonder what your behavior says about your leadership style? We have all heard people be critical of themselves because they personally lack certain traits they admire in others. But it is unhealthy to try to be someone other than you who really are. It is important to remember… Read more »


Are You Chasing Your Tail?

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Your Ego Is: One’s self-esteem, or in philosophical terms, one’s self. How you answer the question “I am _____”. All Egos Are: Unconscious, greedy and the source of your suffering. Once you understand and accept the above two concepts, you can start on a path to better support yourself and eliminate unnecessary suffering your ego… Read more »


The Invisible Crisis – Coronavirus Time and The Power of Vision and Right Context

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As leaders, we need to ask ourselves at least three hard questions. Who are we? Given our individual circumstances during the COVID environment, what must our vision now be? What is the needed context/set of right beliefs that will support success in our coming market? Brief History Society and the human experience have changed dramatically… Read more »


Now What III?

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Third in a series of suggested responses to the Coronavirus situation. As leaders, it is essential we live in the question, “now what?” and, most importantly, make wise choices based on our individual circumstances. June Entrepreneurial Ideas Thomas Jefferson piece on Power of Vision, Declaration, and Right Context Weekly blogs on The Power of Vision… Read more »