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Monday Quote of the Week: Do you have your people in the right seats on the bus?

I get a kick out of the cultural, food and other observations from the character of Raymond Reddington on NBC’s The Blacklist.

This phrase, in particular, hits home.

We’ve all heard that we should be “getting the right people on the bus”. But, are you paying enough attention to making sure that the people already ON the bus are in the right seats?

Invest some time to carefully evaluate who’s on board and whether they’re in a position of the “highest and best value” for the organization. They may have undiscovered talents … or talent that would better serve them AND the organization in a different role.

Invest that time. You may not only uncover some hidden gems​ but find that the talent you need is right in front of you.

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Monday Quote of the Week: March 12, 2018

There are days when we think we have no chance at all. Others got there first … they have bigger armies and bigger arsenals … more money, more experience, more followers ….

But, the battle is not lost. They are not your enemy.

You are your enemy … but you can absolutely overcome the Resistance and still win.

If you aim straight and true, and put in the hard work, you can absolutely achieve your goals … and the surrounding armies will make no difference at all.

Woman up! Man up! You don’t need no stinkin’ armies!

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7 Words that Save Lives and Apply to Everything We Do

In a 7-hour-long operation that took place on May 22 at the University Hospital of Mirebalais in Haiti, Dr. Henri Ford, the chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, directed his “incredible dream team” of several dozen professionals to successfully separate six-month-old conjoined twins who were born with a separate triplet sister.

These were his words upon completing this dramatic and incredibly complex surgery which you can read more about here.

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