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Do Things That Need Doing

“What must be done eventually should be done immediately.” – Jeremy Foley I’ve had a few meetings lately with leaders where someone in the room said something like “Well, at some point we should [...]

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Reality Check

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’Connor Wishful thinking.  Everyone criticizes it, everyone bad mouths it, and everyone does it.  We want things to [...]

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Find a Way

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” – Anonymous  One of the traits I admire in successful leaders is that of persistence.  The best leaders have a kind of [...]

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No Change = No Change

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Humans spend a lot of time wishing we had different lives.  We [...]

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Accountability For The Big Stuff

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure…but of succeeding at things…that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan Last week in this space the topic was productivity from the standpoint of being [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark As we celebrate the [...]

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What Matters Most

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker One of the things I hear leaders talk about repeatedly is productivity.  Usually, the [...]

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Building A Vision For You

“It doesn’t matter when we start.  It doesn’t matter where we start.  All that matters is that we start.” – Simon Sinek It’s always important for leaders to have a clear picture in their heads of [...]

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Lead Courageously

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain There are any number of traits that people ascribe to great leaders, but one that I’ve been thinking about a [...]

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It’s Not A Popularity Contest

“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.” – Jules Renard I was recently having a conversation with someone who’s been in a leadership role for a number of years.  At one point [...]