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Friday, April 28th, 2017

Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | April 28, 2017

This week, we’re finally debuting the first edition of our new newsletter format.

Our intention is to serve you more effectively by making it easy for you to access the items that interest you. When you click on any link, you’ll be taken directly to that section of the newsletter.

With this update, the Exkalibur Newsletter will always be available on our website, so you’ll be able to find it and access it at any time.

 

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Monday, April 24th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Simple 7 Step Process to Build Your Reading Program

I got my hands dirty today. It’s been a long time since my fingers were almost black. It felt good, though, to get my hands back in it.

The Simple 7 Step Process to Build Your Reading Program

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body ~ Joseph Addison

If you’re wondering what I was doing, take a look at Leaders Read and Readers Lead, where I give you a 7 Point Plan help you jumpstart your reading habit and develop a more disciplined approach to reading everything you’ve decided you want to read.

Since this Sunday is National Book Day, why not use it to reignite your reading habit, books or otherwise? And, if you feel like just laying back and reading for pleasure, visit The Novels I’m Reading, a compendium of some great books in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre.

“Get crackin'” … with the spine of that book you’ve been meaning to read!

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Monday, April 17th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less." ~ General Eric Shinseki

There’s little doubt that the world is moving at Mach 10 these days and on many fronts.

It’s not always a good thing, but it’s a’comin’ whether we like it or not.

That’s why we need to adapt, to be eternally vigilant about what’s ahead and be prepared to accept, embrace … and even endorse …the changes coming our way.

It sure beats the alternative, doesn’t it?

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Wanna Win? Make Sure These Prime Characteristics are Joined at the Hip.

The week just ended is my favorite sports week of the year.

What’s not to like?

Get in the game. Enjoy the Ride.

The week just ended is my favorite sports week of the year.

Some of you will say,

“You must have your calendar mixed up. Baseball season opened the previous week.”

Of course, I could say,

“But the home opener for the Giants was only on Monday”…

… and then you’d say,

“OK, so you’re a big Giants fan. I get it.”

I love the San Francisco Giants and all … 3 World Championships in the last 6 years … but honestly? That didn’t even occur to me as I braced for the greatest sports week of the year.

The Contrast is Extraordinary

There are a lot of reasons why I love the week that just ended.

Continue reading…

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

"The secret of concentration is elimination."  ~ Dr. Howard Hendricks

By any other name, FOCUS is the one thing we all struggle with.

There is too much to do, too much coming at us and we want it all.

We want to work hard, perform well, love our families, dote on our children … and be great athletes, gifted musicians … did I leave out the Red Carpet encore?

This simple quote is another way to frame the issue.

The less we try to do, the more we can accomplish and this is one swing thought that might help.

Question: What’s the one thing you can STOP DOING TODAY … so you can focus on what you really need to get done?

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

4 Simple Ground Rules to Make Sure You Reach the Mountaintop

How often have you set an ambitious goal … but failed to achieve it?

There’s a good chance that you failed to create the timelines, milestones and deadlines to go along with it.

This Article Could Be About Many Things

Today is one of those occasions when I’m going to let you decide what this article is about.

Is it about resolve, our ability to persevere, to vigorously pursue an idea, uncover its value to our business and set out to relentlessly apply it?

Or, is it about execution, our ability to follow proven processes to implement sustainable change in our business?

Didn’t Mom Teach You to Take Small Steps?

We probably didn’t realize it at the time, but our Moms … and Dads, too … laid the groundwork for this lesson many moons ago.

Keep reading to learn the 4 Simple Ground Rules to Make Sure You Reach the Mountaintop …

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B. C. Forbes

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