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Yesterday’s News

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan In general, most people like stability.  We want to wake up in the [...]

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Make It Matter

“Predicting rain doesn’t count.  Building arks does.” – Warren Buffett One of the things you’re supposed to do as a leader is think about the future.  It’s why there are so many [...]

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Once Isn’t Enough

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar I had a conversation with a leader a few weeks ago that went [...]

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Choose And Go

“Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln When people think about leaders, one of the first things that most of them think about is decision [...]

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Who’s Really On Your Team?

“A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.” – John Wooden One of the things we say we value in our organizations is great team players.  We talk a lot about how much [...]

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Hope Is Not A Strategy

“Our own dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” – Sydney J. Harris One of the most common frustrations [...]

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Special Earns Special

“I thought treating everyone the same was being fair and impartial.  Gradually, I began to suspect that it was neither fair nor impartial.  In fact, it was just the opposite.  That’s when I began [...]

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A Tough Job

“By trying to not get anyone mad, and by treating everyone equally ‘nicely’ regardless of their contributions, you’ll simply ensure that the only people you’ll wind up angering are the most [...]

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Take The Wheel

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I can’t remember the last time I was in a meeting or having a conversation with leaders and [...]

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Thinking Positive

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller In our current world, it seems like most people’s default setting is “angry”.  [...]