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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 [...]

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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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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It’s Not Perfect or Bust

“The fact that you can only do a little is no excuse for doing nothing.” – John le Carre Perfection is a fantastic-sounding goal.  Who wouldn’t want a perfect business, or a perfect career, or a [...]

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Continuous Learning

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan Last week in this space the idea was about paying attention so we don’t [...]

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Great Expectations

“I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I’m about to get.” – Bo Diddley Over the past 12 months we’ve been very rudely reminded that there are a lot of things in the world that [...]

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Lead With Your Ears

“I remind myself every morning.  Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.  So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King One of the traps we fall into as leaders is the [...]

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The Biggest Impact

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu One of the things that we’ve been reminded of over the past nine months is that, when subjected to stress and [...]

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The Word of the Day is “Energy”

“Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.” – Daniel Webster Energy, or lack thereof, has been an issue for leaders for as long as leaders have existed.  I’m sure that, [...]

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Pass It On

“When you succeed, don’t forget the responsibility of making someone else succeed with you.” – Antonia Novello Almost without exception, the opportunities we have in our careers come because of [...]