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Understanding Your Personal Value Statement

I recently had an MRI done on my knee. The doctor wanted to see what was going on in there. I was having some pain and once he could see what was going on in there, he knew what to prescribe to solve the problem. I sort of wondered, do we ever take an MRI on our value system, do we know what’s going on in there? I talked to people all over the world

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Wisdom Through the Ages

Recently, the world’s oldest man, Walter Breuning passed away. He was 114 years old. Prior to his passing, he shared some of his wisdom and insights on how to not only live a long life but to live a quality life. There were three things in particular that caught my attention. Number one, he said, embrace change even if change slaps you on the face, to embrace it, that it’s good. I believe that well,

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Why You Will Be the Next Super Achiever

We open the newspaper or a magazine or we read online all the time about people who are doing amazing things, they’re achieving at a high level, they are the next super achiever. Well, you can be the next super achiever if you had these things in place. First of all, know your strategic intent. Know what it is that you want to achieve because when you know what you want, it’s easier to figure

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Six Things Every Leader Must Know

There are six things that every accountable leader must know if we’re going to be successful in what we’re trying to do. The first one is that, please know everyone is watching you. Everyone watches the leader; everyone looks to the leader to set the example. How do you dress, how do you act, how hard do you work, when do you show up, where do you park your car. As the leader, we need

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Three Things That Erode Your Accountability

There are three things that can erode your personal accountability and how you appear to others within the organization and in your personal life. The first is when your actions don’t align with your words. If you say you’re going to do something, then you need to do it. People need to know that you’re responsible. People need to know that you will come through, that you are accountable for the commitments that you’ve made.

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Leaders Turn Underdogs Into Winners

Here in the United States, it’s March madness. That’s right. It’s the college basketball tournament where the 65 best teams in the country come together to duke it out and figure out who’s going to be number one. Who’s going to wear the crown? Who’s going to be the top basketball team in the country? Well, guess what. After the first round, there are already an amazingly high number of upsets. It makes me stop

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Reinvent Your Business

Anyone that rents DVDs has heard of Netflix. Netflix has reinvented the video rental business. Instead of having to go to a store and rent the video and take it home and watch it and then bring it back before it’s too late and you have to pay fees, now, Netflix will just simply mail you your DVD. You watch it; you return it when you want. When you return it, you’ll receive the next

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Three Ways to Help Others Be Accountable

When I work with organizations in an effort to make accountability a significant part of their culture I often hear people say, “I’m accountable but the people around me are not.” Let’s assume for a moment that you are being accountable and do have a challenge with coworkers and teammates.  You can serve these people around you by helping them be accountable, and in the end, helping yourself as well.  Here are three ideas you

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September 2021

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