Category: Success

2 Magic Words

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“May I have some more ice cream?” “What’s the magic word?” “Please, may I have some more ice cream?” I’ve been on both sides of that conversation. I’ve been the kid who wanted more ice cream and I’ve been the parent who suggested it was possible if only the asker would use the magic word, “Please.”  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Commitment and commitment and commitment

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Resolutions are fine. Goals are great. But commitment drives the engine of performance. Without commitment resolutions and goals are just hope. So, ask yourself the following. Am I committed to my goals? Am I committed to my commitment to my goals? Am I so committed to my commitment to my goals that I will do what is  »  Read More

The Big Power of Small Wins

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I was in the Marines during the 50-mile hike craze of the 1960s. President Kennedy challenged Americans to walk 50 miles in 20 hours or less. Just to show that he could, Robert Kennedy did a 50-mile walk in freezing temperatures and in his dress shoes. Four of his aides dropped out along the way. Soon, a variety of groups  »  Read More

Words to Live By

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a “wisdom channel” in my head. It’s filled with little sayings that remind me of important things. This isn’t a complete list. I’m sure that as soon as I hit “publish,” I’ll think of a couple more. All these help me. I hope you’ll find one or more that will help  »  Read More

Making measurement work for you

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“What gets measured gets done.” Peter Drucker usually gets credit for that quote, but I’ve seen it attributed to several other folks, including William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, psychologist Mason Haire, and the Medieval astronomer, Georg Joachim de Porris. My guess is that several people across the ages have said  »  Read More

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