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What Are You Avoiding?

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Almost everyone likes to brag about their work ethic, or at least likes to feel pretty [...]

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Something Different

“Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard Normally in this space we’re talking about leadership, or change, or some kind of challenge we face in our [...]

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Gratitude

It’s a holiday today in my part of the world.  We tend to use holidays as an opportunity to remember how fortunate we are and how grateful we ought to be.  That’s great – [...]

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Almost Nothing Is Permanent

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” – Claude Bernard Most of the successful leaders I know pride themselves on being lifelong learners.  They like to talk about how [...]

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Who’s Steering This Ship?

“Once we choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve I try not to write blog posts about the same topic over and over, but as I write this today I’m still thinking about last week’s [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda I’ve been reminded a number of times over the past several weeks [...]

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No Time For Coasting

“The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it.” – Steve Wozniak Complacency is one of those things we always attribute to other people.  On some level, we equate [...]

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Things Left Unsaid

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw So many leaders I talk to express frustration about the situations they find [...]

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Play Your Part

“I am in competition with no one.  I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.  I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” – Unknown I’ve had several [...]

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Are You Any Different?

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Joe Sabah One of the things I hear leaders talk about negatively on a regular basis is people.  They’re frustrated that [...]