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Get Going

“A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.” – George S. Patton One of the struggles of leading in today’s world is the feeling that you don’t always have [...]

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You Have to Talk!

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw One of the easiest things to do in life is to make assumptions. Sometimes it feels [...]

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Culture Doesn’t Just Happen

“Corporate culture doesn’t happen by accident – and if it does, you’re taking a risk.” – Monique Winston It’s always interesting to ask leaders about the businesses they lead. I always ask what [...]

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Don’t Tell Me How Hard You’re Working

“The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland.” – Jeff Haden Most people you meet like to talk about how hard they work. They talk about putting in a lot of hours, about their terrific work [...]

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Stopping the Energy Drain

“I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain There are an infinite number of management and leadership articles that have been published over [...]

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No Time Like Now

“Few days are sunny. Few days are perfect. Instead, most days have something wrong with them, us, or others. Stop waiting for perfect days and start marching forward.” – Jim Collins One of the [...]

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Are You the Problem?

“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – Kakuzo Okakura Change is constant. There is no part of our businesses that is exempt from it. Our customers change, our [...]

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Change Yourself Too

“We cannot become what we need to be without changing who we are.” – Max DePree The vast majority of the conversation in this space revolves around change. Changing environments, changing [...]

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Anticipate AND Act

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffett Over the years I’ve been fortunate to spend a lot of time with experienced leaders, people who’ve been running businesses for [...]

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Face Forward

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis I have a lot of conversations with a lot of leaders, and sometimes it’s easy to [...]