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Monday Quote of the Week: Are you taking the bold steps necessary to implement your bold ideas?

Have you ever had a bold idea but found yourself too timid to pursue it vigorously?

don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. you can't cross a chasm in two small jumpsToday’s quote is a reminder that sometimes we need to be bold … To take the big bold step to tackle the BHAG – the Big Hairy Audacious Goal.

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Monday Quote of the Week: Leaders Remember: You’re Leading Teams of Regular People

I wanted to share this concept with you today because it is a powerful reminder that as leaders, we’re working with average human beings just like ourselves.

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under leadership composed of average human beings

Sure, there might be a few scattered superstars among us, but those are the exceptions.

Everyone else is like us … getting up early to get the kids to school, getting lunches packed, schedules aligned … providing for their families.

They have good days and bad, feel pain and pleasure and in almost all cases, are trying to do the best job they can.

Don’t forget: You’re leading teams of regular people.

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Today is the Best Day to Lead Yourself

This week is the 17th consecutive year for Leadercast LIVE.

 

This year’s theme, Lead Yourself, offers the ideal foundation to fuel your own leadership journeys … and the perfect prescription to guide our own leadership development so that we can become More Effective Leaders of others.

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life.

Start now!

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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.

 

just because you're first chair in the orchestra, doesn't mean you can compose a symphony

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

God is not on the side of the big arsenals, but on the side of those who shoot best

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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