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Get a Mirror That Works

“Know thyself.” – Socrates It’s not a secret that we all have blind spots regarding our behaviors & capabilities.  Leaders aren’t immune to that condition.  I’ve lost track of how many [...]

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What About Tenacity?

“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement comes apparent failure and [...]

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Take The Blinders Off

“Diversity is a competitive advantage.  Different people approach similar problems in different ways.” – Rich McGinn One of the realities of being a leader is that at times it can feel pretty [...]

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Belief = Behavior

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there’, stop yourself.  That thought is the problem.” – Stephen Covey I spend the vast majority of my time helping people make change, whether it be in [...]

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Work Hard, Not Just Smart

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson It wasn’t too long ago that this topic came up (read this), but it’s still relevant.  I was fortunate enough to [...]

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Getting Change Started

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe One of the most frustrating things about the world is the number of people who know what [...]

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You’re Driving the Car

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I’ve had the opportunity recently to visit with a number of leaders who are nearing the end [...]

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Dream Big

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso The dictionary definition of realism is “the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it [...]

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Magic Bullets Are Extinct

“There’s always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there aren’t happy.” – Anonymous One of the hazards of my occupation is that sometimes people make assumptions.  Perhaps the most [...]

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Learning & Time

“Looking back, my life seems to be one long obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle.” – Jack Paar One of the things that holds true for leaders everywhere is that there is never a shortage [...]