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Make Time for What Matters

“If your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for ten years, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.” – Chinese Proverb Every time I read that quote I like it [...]

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Paint Your Canvas

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer As I’ve mentioned before in this space, one of the most important (and often overlooked) aspects to success [...]

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Back to Basics

“We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare There are a lot of fun, complex, mysterious things that go into leading an organization to sustained success. We’ll [...]

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What’s the Picture in Your Head?

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon Alder I was fortunate last week to spend some time working with a business [...]

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Getting People on Board

“It’s a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” – Helen Keller One of the things I hear leaders complain about on a regular basis is how hard it is to build commitment to change across an [...]

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Imagining Reality

“Don’t let reality get in the way of your dreams.” – Anthony Liccione It’s early January and the world is full of New Year’s resolutions, lists of things you can do to make the year successful, [...]

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Who’s In Charge Here?

“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.” – Benjamin Franklin Last week in this space the focus was on making sure what you’re doing is driving your business toward the vision and making sure [...]

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Why Are You So Busy?

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver We live in a world of activity. We feel like we’re busy all the time, and we actually take pride in it. If I ask a [...]

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What Are You Really Looking For?

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays Last week in this space I vented a little bit about beliefs and how they [...]

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Keep Dancing

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche I’ve used the above quote in this space before, maybe more than once. The [...]