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Culture Takes Work

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington Culture gets a lot of attention these days, and rightly so. For all the strategy & planning and great ideas we might have, [...]

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Get to Work

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie I love sports. I [...]

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Wishing Doesn’t Cut It

“A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.” – Robert Frost Most people are happy to tell you about their phenomenal work ethic, or how [...]

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Back to Basics

“We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare There are a lot of fun, complex, mysterious things that go into leading an organization to sustained success. We’ll [...]

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Are You Agile?

“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” – J. Paul Getty I have the great fortune of working with a lot of terrific leaders. They share a bunch of characteristics, but [...]

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Time for World Domination

“Achieving something that’s never been done before starts with challenging yourself to do things that you’ve never done before.” – Melinda Gates Here’s the least original statement of the year: [...]

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Beliefs = Outcomes

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb The more I’ve learned about leaders & their businesses (not to mention myself), the [...]

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Fakers Need Not Apply

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka There are all kinds of people and leaders in the world. Everyone is a [...]

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The Most Important Quality of a Leader

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your [...]

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Get In The Game

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt I was fortunate over the past week to spend time with a number of extraordinarily successful [...]