Suppose We Don’t

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Suppose we cut corners? Suppose we feather our nests? Suppose we get while the getting is good? Suppose we compete on price? Suppose we sue? Suppose we press our advantage? Suppose we underpay? Suppose we over promise? Suppose we cut our training and development? Suppose we bait and switch? Suppose we baffle? Suppose we trick […]

Great Results

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Great results occur when we finally see that our real work is to focus on what we want, feel good about what we want showing up even before it gets here [and not caring how it happens], engaging all who matter in win-win, and taking action based on our inspiration.   In your corner, Mike […]

A Huge Payoff

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If I pressure you to cut your prices, then you won’t have the resources or motivation to deliver what I need. If you push me to accept your opinions or directions, how likely am I to bring all of my mind and heart to helping you now and in the future? If either of us […]

Swim With  

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A man I met at a swim meet recently told me something enlightening. Whenever growing swimmers plateau in their performance–unable to go faster in race after race despite the effort–they are fighting the water. Their way of swimming pushes hard against the water and the water always wins. Same for us. As leaders who want […]

We Have To Call Them On This Stuff

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Social conventions tell us not to say anything when we witness less-than-effective (or worse!) behaviors such as BS, bad-taste jokes, drama, or poor treatment of others.  We don’t want to add to the problem by kicking up a fuss. But, good leader (with or without title), we have to call them on this stuff. It’s […]

Nucleation 

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Just as a single fleck dropped into a supersaturated solution creates awesome results, it takes just a spark of optimism to turn everyone toward possibility, progress, and profound success. Be that spark, leader.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: Subash BGK cc