Almost Nothing Is Permanent

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” – Claude Bernard Most of the successful leaders I know pride themselves on being lifelong learners.  They like to talk about how [...]


Challenging Assumptions

“Everything must be taken into account.  If the fact will not fit the theory – let the theory go.” – Agatha Christie Here we are again.  It’s a new year, so that must mean it’s time to make some [...]


Make a Choice and Jump

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.  It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” – Seneca Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and with those shapes [...]


Dive In

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark Last week in this space the topic was self-sabotage.  I could probably write something about that topic [...]



“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein We have a tendency as humans to want simplicity.  It’s understandable.  Simplicity [...]


Your Best Chance

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African proverb When I was growing up, I remember cringing whenever I heard some adult (usually one of my parents) refer to something as “a learning [...]


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 [...]


What Do You See?

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda As humans, we have a number of needs. Two of our more basic needs [...]


Challenge Yourself

“Death is a challenge.  It tells us not to waste time.” – Leo Buscaglia One of our keys to success in 2014 is the idea of being a challenger (read this if you have no idea what I’m talking [...]

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