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“Copycats” Validate the Value and Need for Real Leaders

August 23rd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Business Management






You know you are on the right path when those who most vociferously opposed your ideas and actions begin to echo and copy them. We live in a political and business world dedicated to making “being different” difficult. This is human nature because we humans tend to function with a herd mentality, believing consistency and […]






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What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

August 16th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Business Management






Communication is essential to leadership and failure to communicate dooms any effort. We all know the famous line, “What we’ve got here is . . . failure to communicate,” spoken by the prison warden (Strother Martin) in the 1967 Paul Newman movie, Cool Hand Luke. Almost 50 years later the line is even more poignant […]






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Accepting Mediocrity Eliminates the Potential for Exceptionalism

August 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Business Management






Seeking to be exceptional offers the risk of failure but when acceptable performance is the standard, failure to be exceptional is guaranteed Nothing is accepted as easily as mediocrity. Most talk about the desire for greatness, but find it easier to tolerate less and be satisfied, because so many accede to the notion that mediocrity […]






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