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Make Something Out of This

“Comfort makes you weaker. We need some variability, some stressors. Not too much, but just enough.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb One of the comments I’ve heard from a few leaders lately is that they [...]

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Today is Someday

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague I hear the phrase, “It’s just not the right time”, or some variation, a lot.  I hear it a lot [...]

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Don’t Make It Harder Than It Is

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius Throughout our lives and careers, we will from time to time find ourselves in situation that seem a little – or a lot [...]

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Get Up & Get Back In The Game

“The key to life is resilience…We will always be knocked down.  It’s the getting up that counts.” – Dominique Browning From the time we’re kids, people – parents, teachers, etc. – are always [...]

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Whose Shoes Are You Wearing?

“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” – Wendell Berry Much is written and said about the most important qualities of leaders.  Words like “great communicator” [...]

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What Are You Looking For?

“Most people see what they want to, or at least what they expect to.” – Martha Grimes Sometimes life is complicated, and sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be.  We’ve all been [...]

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3 Ways To Get Unstuck

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way.  You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka These days I hear a lot of leaders saying something that sounds like, [...]

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Halfway There

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson It’s hard for me to believe that 2020 is half over.  I think all the usual [...]

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Time for Reimagining

“To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” – Claude Monet As we slowly begin to approach something that maybe seems like “normal”, it’s easy to want things to go back to the [...]

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Who Will You Be?

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.  That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami As leaders, we’ve all been sailing on unknown seas for the [...]