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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

If You’re Not Doing What Only YOU Can Do, Why Are You Here?

The last time I looked, you’re the only YOU there is.

Are you make sure you’re doing the things that ONLY YOU CAN DO?

What about … What Only YOU Can Do?

Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Taken. ~Oscar Wilde

As an experienced leadership coach leading a group of CEOs and working with other senior executives, I’m constantly reminding every leader to focus more intensely on what only YOU can do.

A.G. Lafley is the former, two-time CEO of Procter & Gamble, who has written and spoken extensively on this topic. You can find a transcript of one of his speeches here, and register to read a more extensive Harvard Business Review article. It will be well worth your time.

Whatever your leadership level, there are certain things that only you can do … and if you don’t, no one will … and it will really help you focus on this critical variable in your leadership level to take a close look at this landmark article.

There is no substitute for YOU.

Make sure you can always answer these 10 Questions

keep reading so you can nail down these 10 questions …

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Monday, February 20th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” —Will Rogers

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

When In Doubt, Ignore the Darkness. Fly Toward the Light.

For every storm cloud, there’s a ray of sunshine.

But what if there is no light at all? How do we navigate a dark sky when there is no visible alternative?

Fly to the Light

Just after obtaining his pilot’s license, a dear friend from the Midwest found himself surrounded by unexpected thunderstorms.

He clambered for every streak of sunshine he could find, ultimately zigzagging his way to a safe landing.

Here’s what he so eloquently shared about that experience:

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Monday, February 13th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The 4 Essential Practices Required to Finish What You Started | Amazon’s Success

Remember this about Sir Isaac Newton because his 2nd Law has a powerful insight that will help you streamline your business processes and accelerate your growth.

Amazon has one obsessive focus that has helped them achieve online dominance. What is it?

Amazon accounted for 43% of all 2016 Online Revenue

New data from Slice Intelligence shows that Amazon’s innovation is paying off:

“Spending with Amazon – including sales from first and third party sales, Amazon.com and Prime Now – accounts for 43 percent of all the revenue generated in the U.S. online market in 2016. Even more astonishing, Amazon accounted for 53 percent of all online sales growth in the United States. No small feat as e-commerce grew by 24 percent last year, and will likely account for 10 percent of consumer sales in 2017.”

Astonishing is right, and with a market value of $370 Billion, Amazon is on a roll.

How do you account for their meteoric success?

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Monday, February 6th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Skip the Double Talk. Say What You Mean. Mean What You Say.

Magicians are pretty amazing, aren’t they?

They do stuff right in front of our eyes … we’re on the edge of our seats … expecting the unexpected … and even then we have no idea how they just did what they did.

How Did He Do That?

Watch Apollo Robbins, the best pickpocket it in the world, and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Somehow, he gets you to look one way while he’s doing something else right in front of you … and you completely miss it.

What kind of magic are we good at? We’re pretty good at turning words on ourselves.

Collateral Damage” is one example, a euphemism for what happens to you and me when we step onto the wrong field at the wrong time.

A lot of damage can also get done in your business when you use a euphemism for a particular business challenge which obscures the real issue.

Before we get there, however, allow me to provide a preamble that demonstrates how deeply embedded this form of double-talk is in our society.

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Monday, January 30th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.  ~William Shakespeare

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