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Don’t Run Out Of Runway

When you begin a lengthy activity, project or season, you’re on the runway ready to take off. You’ve got energy, focus and resolve. A smooth ride and safe landing are your goals. You aren’t even thinking about running out of runway when landing. But what do you do when you’re at the end and you’ve […]

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Don’t Be An April’s Fool

April Fools Day is a recognized day where pranks are pulled on people and the prankster then shouts, “April Fools!” People unknowingly are tricked and are only aware of the prank until they are tagged to be fools for falling for the joke. It’s done in fun, sometimes a bit harshly, usually embarrassing. Fortunately, April […]

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Were You A Leader Every Day?

Last week, I encouraged you to be a leader every day, even and especially when you are busy and under stress. I mentioned that you make choices every moment about what you do, when you do it and how you do it, which means you aren’t a victim of the moment, but that you’re in […]

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Be A Leader Every Day

“You want me to do what!? Don’t you know how busy I am? I have barely enough time to do what’s required and you want me to be a leader every day too!? You’ve got to be kidding me.” This was the response I got from a manager when I suggested that he use the […]

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You’re Good To Go

When you prepare for a road trip where there will be adverse conditions, you take extra precautions with your car. You have the service technician perform extra checks to ensure that your car will perform optimally. You listen for confirmation when he says, “You’re good to go.” Busy season is an example of a time […]

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The Next Conversation

You’re in the middle of the busy season of opportunity, concentrating on getting your work done and out to your clients. You’re learning so much about them—information to share, questions to ask and insights to discuss. You know your clients would appreciate and value those conversations, but with so much to do, getting around to […]

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Slow Down to Speed Up

When you woke up this morning, you were fully aware of all you have to do. The projects, engagements and meetings can feel overwhelming, and you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet. It will be so tempting to just hunker down and start slogging away. That’s not a bad thing, until it is. It […]

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Motivation Through Stress

Too many managers and partners never learned how to motivate others, so they do things that have proven to be either ineffective or counterproductive, yet expecting them to “work this time.” In the firms where I train and consult, they are developing the practices and norms that establish a motivational culture. But this message isn’t […]

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Better Than Goals

If you’re like most, your New Year’s resolutions are long gone, or at least faded into a distant memory. While studies vary, they all lean to fewer than 10% actually complete or fulfill their goals. Since you know you are unlikely to meet your goals, you are likely to be among the 54% who no […]

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They Rely On You

If you haven’t noticed, this weekly message has been missing from your inbox for two weeks. And there’s a reason. My email account was disabled due to “suspicious activity.” Actually, an internet interruption occurred while performing a password update and it offended a Google algorithm that completely shut me down. Entirely. Out of business. A […]

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