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Accountability For The Big Stuff

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure…but of succeeding at things…that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan Last week in this space the topic was productivity from the standpoint of being [...]

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What Matters Most

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker One of the things I hear leaders talk about repeatedly is productivity.  Usually, the [...]

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Say No To Good Stuff

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on.  But that’s not what it means at all.  It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas.” – Steve Jobs Early in my [...]

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Craziness

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln For most people reading this, availability of the things we want has rarely been a problem over the past few decades.  If we want to buy [...]

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Who’s A Fit?

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill Last week in this space the topic was focus & the idea that we need to figure [...]

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Know What You Are

“Indiscriminate action is a form of laziness.” – Tim Ferris We’re taught early on in our careers to try & make people happy.  When customers approach us and ask if we can help, we almost [...]

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Perfection Is Not On The Radar

“Excellence does not require perfection.” – Henry James One common trait I see in the great leaders I work with is the desire to do things better.  Whether it’s how they produce their good or [...]

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These 2 Things Make a Difference

“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” – Dizzy Gillespie Last week in this space the topic was focus, and the importance of zeroing on what matters and getting your people to do [...]

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What Should They Do?

“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.” – John Madden As leaders, we are bombarded by ideas and information about how we’re supposed to manage people.  If [...]

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Good and Bad

“Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Don’t be afraid.” – Frederick Buechner Last week in this space we talked about finding your passion and then spending your energy [...]