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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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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Leading Is An Action

“If you wait, all that happens is you get older.” – Larry McMurtry Sometimes as leaders we deal with issues head-on.  We know there’s a problem, we figure out exactly what the problem is, we [...]

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Who Are You, Really?

“What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.” – bell hooks One popular topic in business and leadership circles these days is authenticity, and the importance of [...]

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Pushing Through the Fog

“There is no such thing as a foreseeable future.” – David McCulloch One of the frustrations I hear from leaders on a regular basis is that, right now, the future seems so uncertain.  I understand [...]

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Efficient vs Effective

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden Almost everyone I meet talks about how little time they have.  They have a laundry list of things to [...]