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Efficient vs Effective

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden Almost everyone I meet talks about how little time they have.  They have a laundry list of things to [...]

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Great Expectations

“I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I’m about to get.” – Bo Diddley Over the past 12 months we’ve been very rudely reminded that there are a lot of things in the world that [...]

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Our Biggest Challenge of the Year

“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou Most years, we start off the month of January with big ideas about growth, [...]

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Lead With Your Ears

“I remind myself every morning.  Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.  So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King One of the traps we fall into as leaders is the [...]

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A Too-Often Forgotten Truth

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio Sometimes when I talk to leaders, I get the impression that things like [...]

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Starting New Once Again

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughan Much to the relief of a lot of people, 2020 is gone.  However, [...]

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The Biggest Impact

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu One of the things that we’ve been reminded of over the past nine months is that, when subjected to stress and [...]

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The Word of the Day is “Energy”

“Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.” – Daniel Webster Energy, or lack thereof, has been an issue for leaders for as long as leaders have existed.  I’m sure that, [...]

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Don’t Wait For Perfect

“Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.” – Ashleigh Brilliant No one in a leadership role ever says, “I really hope we can work hard to make this [...]

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Focus

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston In normal times, those leaders who are able to maintain focus in spite of all the noise nearly always outperform [...]