Who are you going to be?

In There’s Only One Reason You Keep Making the Same Mistakes. Repeatedly, I emphasized how much control we have over what we do. Bottom line? We do what we choose to do. Anything short of that is an excuse, and believe me, I know because I’ve got a big pile…

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A Decision-Making Framework

There’s no lack of decision-making frameworks … the Eisenhower Matrix … SWOT Analysis … the Pareto Analysis … and countless more sophisticated models.This is one hasn’t received a lot of attention and while it isn’t exactly a model, it is a simple but useful framework … particularly if you’re struggling…

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Is there ever enough training?

Probably not. In my experience, too many business leaders ... while acknowledging the importance of training and education ... are reluctant to invest in it. In part, they don't see a straight line between training and improved performance and success. When they don't, they tend to think it's "kind of"…

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Let Freedom Ring!

In 1886, Keokuk, Iowa celebrated Independence Day with a parade and the usual festivities. Samuel Clemens (better known to most as Mark Twain) was present and was asked to say a few words during the celebration, which he did, mixed with the laughter of the citizenry who hung on his…

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