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Yes, You Should Be Talking About Strategy

“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.” – Leon Trotsky It goes without saying that we live in a world of rapid, major, sometimes overwhelming change.  Very few [...]

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Dream Big

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso The dictionary definition of realism is “the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it [...]

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Magic Bullets Are Extinct

“There’s always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there aren’t happy.” – Anonymous One of the hazards of my occupation is that sometimes people make assumptions.  Perhaps the most [...]

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Learning & Time

“Looking back, my life seems to be one long obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle.” – Jack Paar One of the things that holds true for leaders everywhere is that there is never a shortage [...]

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Noticing Doesn’t Make You a Leader

“It is easy to sit up and take notice.  What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” – Al Batt I was fortunate enough to spend a morning with a group of leaders recently, and one of the [...]

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Full Speed & Focused

“The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.  Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.” – Theodore Roosevelt When I visit with leaders, rarely do I find them to be lacking in [...]

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Happy Labor Day!

In this part of the world we have a holiday weekend coming up.  Make sure to take at least part of that time & spend it with people who matter to you.  Nobody ever reaches the end of their [...]

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Change & Confidence

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard [...]

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What Are You Actually Doing?

“Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey It’s been mentioned in this space previously (here and here, for example) that focus is one of the most [...]

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Real Leaders

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs Innovation is a popular topic.  If I Google innovation I get somewhere north of 3 billion hits.  I get links to webinars [...]