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Get Going

“A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.” – George S. Patton One of the struggles of leading in today’s world is the feeling that you don’t always have [...]

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Don’t Tell Me How Hard You’re Working

“The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland.” – Jeff Haden Most people you meet like to talk about how hard they work. They talk about putting in a lot of hours, about their terrific work [...]

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Stopping the Energy Drain

“I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain There are an infinite number of management and leadership articles that have been published over [...]

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No Time Like Now

“Few days are sunny. Few days are perfect. Instead, most days have something wrong with them, us, or others. Stop waiting for perfect days and start marching forward.” – Jim Collins One of the [...]

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Anticipate AND Act

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffett Over the years I’ve been fortunate to spend a lot of time with experienced leaders, people who’ve been running businesses for [...]

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What Do Your Decisions Look Like?

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” – John Wooden There are a dozen or more things that great leaders do effectively, but one of the most [...]

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Facing an Unpleasant Reality

“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn I’ve experienced a recurring theme lately, and it’s not a positive one. I work with a lot of great [...]

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Face Forward

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis I have a lot of conversations with a lot of leaders, and sometimes it’s easy to [...]

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No Flying Solo

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” – Cesar Chavez We work almost exclusively with small- to mid-size businesses. One of the things I consistently see leaders in those [...]

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Resilience

“If you learn something from defeat it isn’t a loss.” – Unknown There are a hundred things that impact whether or not your organization is successful. Some of them – change, innovation, [...]