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Do Your Homework

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.” – Black Elk Last week in this space I wrote about the importance of making [...]

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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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Are You Good at the Right Stuff?

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” – Stephen R. Covey It’s really easy, in all aspects of [...]

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It’s Your Job!

“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker I live in a part of the world with a relatively small population. No matter what the [...]

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What Exactly Are You Doing?

“ ‘I must do something’ will always solve more problems than ‘Something must be done’. “ – Anonymous Last week in this space the topic was the fact that people talk a good game about change, but [...]

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Be Honest About What You Want

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford I’ve been reminded over the past couple of weeks how difficult change is. That’s not any kind of [...]

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You Have Work To Do

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch One of the key parts of being a successful leader [...]

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Fakers Need Not Apply

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka There are all kinds of people and leaders in the world. Everyone is a [...]

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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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What is Success?

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt Someone I’ve been fortunate to work with over the past 5 years asked me last week asked me how I define [...]