I gave life hardly a thought when I was eight. Get up when Mom wakes me, be on time for breakfast, and be good at school. Play. Use good manners at supper time. Play. Read. Don’t argue about going to bed. Do it again tomorrow, and play hard Saturday. All day. Long-awaited adulthood rounded
I’ll never participate in the Olympics, though I always watch with admiration, enthusiasm, and awe. “How do they DO that?!” So fast! So Coordinated. So Impressive! Diving marvels, Track and Field athletes, ice skaters, downhill skiers, luge, bobsled, and team sports amaze and excite me every Olympics. Olympians inspire me. Not because I’m going to
Is it possible to achieve excellence, be the best in your venue, with cheapest-is-best as a key operative? I’ve come to the conclusion the answer is “No”. Several years ago I interviewed to be a system installer for an audio video company with a stellar reputation. My previous position called for services and products similar
“Do you have to be somewhere?” he asked from behind his coffee, “Or do you just not want to talk to me?” . I came to with a start. “No! I’m good.” . “You’re clocking every few minutes. Do you have somewhere to go?” His tone was gentle but confronting. I’d given my new friend
Don’t tell me I can’t — I’ll do everything in my power to prove you wrong.
I still remember the day I read Anton Chekov’s response to an old Russian proverb: I don’t know why one can’t chase two rabbits at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue. I stopped and thought about it. For years, encouraging my proteges
Where I first heard it I don’t recall, but someone has wisely said about husband – wife teams that if they both agree on absolutely everything, one of them isn’t necessary. Good point! The same is true of teams in general, different but complementary skills, working together for success or victory. Guard. Forward. Center. Basketball
Another key concept I’ve gleaned from working with (or for) some excellent leaders is: Think of Resources in Triads 1) Money 2) Time 3) Skills 1) It almost goes without saying, we must effectively utilize money to operate in the black. Much has been written on this. Volumes. Unfortunately, money often gets the lion’s share