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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Do First Things First

One of our biggest battles these days is to keep our head above the water line … not drowning in the tsunami of endless inputs that flood our inbox.

Sure, we need a trusted system to manage it all … but we also need to spend enough time to focus on what really needs to get done.

What is your unique contribution? What is it that only you can do? What will move the needle and really make a difference?

Today, give it a try. Intensely focus on doing first things first. Just that process alone will do wonders.

If you do that, you’ll likely discover that no one will miss the parts you didn’t do at all.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

As a Leader, are you an Architect or just a Handyman?

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You need to develop a Delegation Mindset!

Yes, it’s sad but true.

If you’re a leader and you don’t develop a delegation mindset, you’ll never get enough done to extend your influence or grow in your organization.

Most importantly, you’ll be unable to accomplish the things that only YOU can do.

Do you really have a chance if you don’t delegate?

When you look over your shoulder, you probably see the flood waters rising behind … and somewhere deep in your subconscious, you’re reminded that you need help.

It’s dawning on you that as you seek and take on more responsibility, you’ll only have more to do … not less … and you’re going to drown if you can’t get some help.

Then, you start to notice there is a lot of potential help nearby … others are tapping into that talent pool … but you aren’t taking advantage of those resources.

What about only what YOU can do?

You also know that if you don’t make time for the things that only you can do, they won’t get done … by anyone … ever. Continue reading to get the Delegation Principles checklist

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Lose $1Million in 1 Day – and Still Become a Champion

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Focus. Focus. Focus.

I never thought that Rory McIlroy, a PGA golfer, would be the subject any article I ever wrote, least of all 2 of them.

What a difference a few years makes!

When I wrote about the Magic of True Grit, Rory appeared in an ignominious way.

What do you do when you totally screw up?

In 2011, Rory entered the final day of the Masters Tournament with a 4 stroke lead … and watched it quickly evaporate as his game imploded.

He shot 80 on that final day, the worst score of anyone playing on Sunday. He finished 10 strokes behind the winner, a Masters rookie, Charl Schwartzel.

(The Masters tournament doesn’t like to talk about such crass subjects as money … but the one day cost of that catastrophe to Rory WAS OVER  $1.3 MILLION!)

He was heartbroken over his performance that day, but held his head high with these words: Continue reading to see the Big Change …

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The One Big Change You’re Sick of Hearing About

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We Salute Our Heroes ….

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Does anyone know WHY you’re in business? Wanna tell ‘em?

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Be a Leader Worth Following: Leadercast 2014

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Every year for the last 12 years, Leadercast has organized a ONE DAY ONLY event focused on Leadership. This year, you can join over 120,000 leaders from around the world at this exclusive event. The theme varies every year. Last year, it was “Simply Lead”. This year, it is “Beyond You”. “Our jobs ask much of us….

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