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A New Real

“If the rate of change outside your business is greater than the rate of change inside your business, then you’re out of business.” – Anonymous If you don’t like change, then 2020 and 2021, so [...]

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Full Speed Somewhere

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B.C. Forbes Last week in this space we talked about reaching the point – hopefully soon – where we can stop hunkering [...]

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Back in the Game

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli With everything that’s happened over the past 15+ months, a large portion of the world has [...]

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Free Day

It’s a holiday today in my part of the world.  Any holiday is a good time to remember the things we’re thankful for, but given the craziness of the past year it’s especially [...]

You Don’t Have The Answers

“I love to doubt as well as know.” – Dante Alighieri One of the ideas we get in our heads as leaders is that we have to have answers. People come to us with problems and we feel like we’re [...]

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Focus, Not Obsession

“Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.” – Ann Patchett There have been a lot of posts in this space over the years about focus.  The [...]

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What Do You Look Like?

“Now is the time to be constructive, not destructive, and we’re just getting started.” – Tina Craig  As a leader, people are watching you.  You probably already know this, but sometimes it’s good [...]

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What Do I Bring?

“Hide not your talents.  They for use were made.  What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Last week in this space the topic was value, and how as leaders our goal needs to be to [...]

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Your Job Is Value

“To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” – Henry Ford As leaders, it sometimes feels like we’re being constantly bombarded with problems.  This customer needs [...]

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Why Are We Doing This?

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.” – Beverly Cleary It’s easy for any of us to get stuck in a rut.  We’d prefer to call it a routine, but it can become essentially the [...]