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You Need A New Road

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford I’ve never met a leader, good or bad, who believed that everything about their business was [...]

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Almost Nothing Is Permanent

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” – Claude Bernard Most of the successful leaders I know pride themselves on being lifelong learners.  They like to talk about how [...]

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Who’s Steering This Ship?

“Once we choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve I try not to write blog posts about the same topic over and over, but as I write this today I’m still thinking about last week’s [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda I’ve been reminded a number of times over the past several weeks [...]

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Play Your Part

“I am in competition with no one.  I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.  I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” – Unknown I’ve had several [...]

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Take The Wheel

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I can’t remember the last time I was in a meeting or having a conversation with leaders and [...]

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Thinking Positive

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller In our current world, it seems like most people’s default setting is “angry”.  [...]

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Energy vs No Energy

“Most people see what they want to, or at least what they expect to.” – Martha Grimes Being a leader is hard work.  There’s no “easy” button or magic bullet.  Every time you think you everything [...]

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Believe and Act

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill We’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about characteristics [...]

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Am I In The Right Place?

“Don’t expect your boss, co-workers and customers (clients) to make you happy – realize that happiness is an inside job.  Our happiness has less to do with forces outside of us and more to do [...]