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Make Something Out of This

“Comfort makes you weaker. We need some variability, some stressors. Not too much, but just enough.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb One of the comments I’ve heard from a few leaders lately is that they [...]

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Happy Labor Day!

“We cannot develop and implement visionary strategies for change in the long-term if we are exhausted and burned out in the short term…” – Michael Hyatt In our part of the [...]

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Today is Someday

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague I hear the phrase, “It’s just not the right time”, or some variation, a lot.  I hear it a lot [...]

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Decisions, Decisions

“Not to decide is to decide.” – Harvey Cox It’s human nature that when we’re in stressful situations we have a tendency to freeze.  We’re not sure what to do, we’re nervous, we’re scared, we’re [...]

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Don’t Make It Harder Than It Is

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius Throughout our lives and careers, we will from time to time find ourselves in situation that seem a little – or a lot [...]

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Get Up & Get Back In The Game

“The key to life is resilience…We will always be knocked down.  It’s the getting up that counts.” – Dominique Browning From the time we’re kids, people – parents, teachers, etc. – are always [...]

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Whose Shoes Are You Wearing?

“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” – Wendell Berry Much is written and said about the most important qualities of leaders.  Words like “great communicator” [...]

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What Are You Looking For?

“Most people see what they want to, or at least what they expect to.” – Martha Grimes Sometimes life is complicated, and sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be.  We’ve all been [...]

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3 Ways To Get Unstuck

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way.  You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka These days I hear a lot of leaders saying something that sounds like, [...]

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3 Thoughts on Avoiding Defeat

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant Today’s idea seems pretty simple.  When you’re in a difficult situation, surrounded by [...]