Greatness May Have an Unexpected Price tag

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”   Perhaps no one has quite lived the preceding quote more than the person who said it – NFL legend Jerry Rice.   For those who know the name, but don’t quite know the legend, Rice’s accolades are ridiculous…..NFL Hall […]

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Adapt and win.

Organizations, like people, can “plateau”. They must consistently, intentionally adapt to their environment. If not, complacency ensues. Teams fail to get the results they once did. Businesses live and die by clear strategic vision. Courses are charted. The behaviors of many are guided by a shared objective. But, innovation is required to thrive in an […]

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Getting to Yes

For many, the path to leadership……indispensability……success….seems littered with obstacles and delays. You yearn to run, but you feel fenced in. You’re revving your engine, but the light hasn’t turned green. If you’re looking for your chance, a surefire way to get to “yes” is to be a contributor. Organizations are filled with people who lack […]

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Confidence = Secret Sauce

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” — James Madison I spoke on a panel at an economic development conference last week. One of my colleagues referenced the power of confidence in predicting success in small business growth. If through knowledge, or community, or guidance, an entrepreneur is provided with a […]

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How to Get Ahead: Ask for More….WORK

You read that right. So many times we focus on simplifying tasks or delegating responsibilities. By doing so, we “get to” do less. But the leader I heard last week at the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual congress suggested that to get noticed, get ahead and get the foot in the door as a […]

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