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Month: July 2022

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Don’t Be Builder Grade

Recently, a friend of mine (let’s call him Tom), was shopping for a new faucet for his kitchen. The one in his new home was dripping. It seemed odd to me that a piece of hardware that was only a couple of years old would give out so quickly. Tom said, “It’s a builder grade faucet. That’s to be expected.” I know of a home builder based in Lubbock, Texas that puts 50-year faucets, quartz countertops,

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Business Isn’t Business

I was recently in a conversation with someone who said, “Business is business.” My accountability antenna immediately went up. I very much dislike that phrase as well as the closely related, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” Neither of those phrases connect to accountability or accountable leadership in any way. Let’s discuss. When someone says, “Business is business” or “It’s not personal, it’s just business”, I find that to be code for, “I’m about to

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