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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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The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

“Don’t try to be fearless…Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you.” – Chris Guillebeau We mention beliefs a lot in this space (like here, here, and here, for example) because [...]

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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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Same Thing as Before

“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The thoughts in my head today aren’t new. If you like you could go back and read this, and this, and this and [...]

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What Do Your Decisions Look Like?

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” – John Wooden There are a dozen or more things that great leaders do effectively, but one of the most [...]