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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’s Your Story?

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” – Ira Glass  There are literally dozens of things that impact the success or failure of an organization.  Some of them get a lot of press:  do [...]

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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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What Are You?

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle I don’t think I’ve ever been in a meeting where I heard somebody say, “You know, what I’d really [...]

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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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Who Are You?

“Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” – Henry David Thoreau There are literally dozens of capabilities and behaviors that define great [...]

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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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Hard Work Needs Something Else

“Today is life – the only life you are sure of.  Make the most of today.  Get interested in something.  Shake yourself awake.  Develop a hobby.  Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.  [...]

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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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Yes, You Should Be Talking About Strategy

“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.” – Leon Trotsky It goes without saying that we live in a world of rapid, major, sometimes overwhelming change.  Very few [...]