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Do Things That Need Doing

“What must be done eventually should be done immediately.” – Jeremy Foley I’ve had a few meetings lately with leaders where someone in the room said something like “Well, at some point we should [...]

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Reality Check

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’Connor Wishful thinking.  Everyone criticizes it, everyone bad mouths it, and everyone does it.  We want things to [...]

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Accountability For The Big Stuff

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure…but of succeeding at things…that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan Last week in this space the topic was productivity from the standpoint of being [...]

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What Matters Most

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker One of the things I hear leaders talk about repeatedly is productivity.  Usually, the [...]

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Lead Courageously

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain There are any number of traits that people ascribe to great leaders, but one that I’ve been thinking about a [...]

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How Can You Change?

“A mind is like a parachute.  It doesn’t work if it’s not open.” – Frank Zappa It goes without saying that the world we’re currently living in does not resemble anything most of us have seen [...]

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Falling Down & Getting Up

“Failure is the tuition you pay for success.” – Walter Brunell Sometimes, as leaders, we get frustrated with outcomes.  We usually have pretty lofty goals, and when we don’t meet them it’s [...]

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Who Knows You?

“If you are tuned out of your own emotions, you will be poor at reading them in other people.” – Daniel Goleman One of the more popular topics in leadership today is emotional intelligence, or [...]

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Nothing’s Perfect

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson It’s part of human nature that we tend to not want to make mistakes.  We’re taught from an [...]

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Baby Steps

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden Understatement of 2022:  Sometimes our world is pretty complicated.  It can feel like every decision or every action [...]