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What are you doing to Build a Healthy Team?

Mon Quote 03-25-19 QOTW

As we know, there is no “I” in TEAM, although some have pointed out you can find a “ME” in TEAM, but I’m counting that as cheating. 😉 For the 6th consecutive year, on Friday, May 10, 2019, we’re hosting Leadercast LIVE and this year, you’ll get a chance to see Leadership Champion, Patrick Lencioni….

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What happens when your values are overcome by your ego?

Mon Quote 03-18-19 QOTW

The ongoing college admission bribery scandal reminds us that Fame is an addictive substance that can make us stupid. Its stepchildren are Conceit and Deceit who sit on our shoulder, urging us to hold in contempt the values of integrity and decency we embraced before the narcotic took the wheel. Beware of that flame, my…

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Are you providing candid feedback or avoiding it?

Mon Quote 03-11-19 QOTW

I decided to reignite the power of feedback because providing it … in a candid, thoughtful and direct manner … is something that many leaders avoid like the plague. It’s not that you’re unwilling to give positive feedback or to applaud people’s performance or complement their success. It’s that you know that’s not all of it….

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Are you solving problems or hoping they’ll solve themselves?

Mon Quote 03-04-19 QOTW

These days, It’s axiomatic that you’re overrun with a tsunami of inputs … that stinkin’ email, social media, work demands from above and below, family needs … and the list goes on. One result is that you may have acquired the attention span of a mosquito. You don’t “have time” (read “take time”) to study…

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Quitting’s easy … but the pain of it lasts forever.

Mon Quote 02-25-19 QOTW

Didn’t Mom or Dad say something like, “fall down twice, get up three times? Haven’t we also learned (the hard way) … and most science has confirmed … that pain is more motivating than pleasure? The lesson is simple but when we’re under the greatest stress and duress, it’s good to be reminded. DON’T QUIT!

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Are you accumulating more … or appreciating what you have?

Mon Quote 02-18-19 QOTW

It’s all too easy, isn’t it, for us to pursue the next golden ring without appreciating the one we have … without pausing to make the most of what we’ve achieved? Spend a little more time to enjoy what you’ve earned … what you’ve achieved … and a little less time trying to get more…

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Are you doing the right thing? The wrong thing? Nothing?

Mon Quote 02-11-19 QOTW

We’ve talked about the importance of taking action on many occasions … and in many forms. I’ve been known to follow this mantra … Ready – Aim – Fire … when I realize it’s better to fire at something … “take action” … than to spend too much time aiming. Try it. The worst thing…

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Is there a more important characteristic than attitude?

Mon Quote 02-04-19 QOTW

Throughout my long career, I have never found a better single criterion for a superior performer than their attitude. Have you found a different word that works for you in identifying your best employees? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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