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Intentional Fear

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear.” – Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon Human beings, by our nature, tend to seek out [...]

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Craziness

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln For most people reading this, availability of the things we want has rarely been a problem over the past few decades.  If we want to buy [...]

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A Slower Kind of Fast

“What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.” – Unknown We spend a lot of time as leaders talking about the pace of change in today’s world.  We have to be agile and [...]

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Plan to Adapt

“It’s a bad plan that admits of no modification.” – Publilius Syrus It’s the understatement of the year to say that we live in a world that’s constantly changing.  Right now, most leaders feel [...]

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Find What You’re Looking For

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have.  Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway Thinking about and planning for the future sounds like something we should do [...]

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The Uncomfortable Path

“You’ve got to continue to grow, or you’re just like last night’s cornbread – stale and dry.” – Loretta Lynn With all the preaching about comfort zones lately (here, here, and here, for example), [...]

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Outside the Zone

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort zones (here and here, for example).  There are plenty [...]

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Get Uncomfortable

“We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.” – Frank A. Clark One very noticeable trait of human beings is that we want to be comfortable.  There’s nothing [...]

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Know What You Are

“Indiscriminate action is a form of laziness.” – Tim Ferris We’re taught early on in our careers to try & make people happy.  When customers approach us and ask if we can help, we almost [...]

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What Aren’t You Saying?

“What would happen if we spoke the truth?” – Alison Bechdel Last week in this space the topic was truth telling, and the fact that as leaders we give up the right to remain silent when we see [...]