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Seeing Opportunities

“Expect change. Analyze the landscape. Take the opportunities. Stop being the chess piece; become the player. It’s your move.”Tony RobbinsSpotting opportunities is a gift, an art, a knack. At least it seems that way to me. Studies show that people are motivated more...

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Make a Decision

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”Theodore RooseveltThe Right Thing  I can’t count the number of times I was faced with insufficient information yet, because of my role and responsibility...

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Blank Slate Leadership

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”Roy T. BennettDo you see someone new in your organization as a threat, a valuable...

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Doing What’s Right – Leadership Ethics

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”Warren BuffetAt the end of the day, I’m a simple Nebraska boy at heart. I grew up in simpler times, raised by parents who grew up during the...

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The Hero Complex

 “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two mistakes a year.”Peter F. DruckerIt has become a cliché that true heroes are reluctant to take credit for their actions. They claim they were...

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Creative Planning for the Nimble Leader

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”     Albert EinsteinI could write an entire book on planning. I’ve spent most of my professional life learning to plan, developing plans, and executing plans. Sometimes successfully,...

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Training, Coaching, and Mentoring

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”Peter F. DruckerOnce you are centered, openminded, and receptive to new information and...

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Be Well Part II

Meditation When I was in my twenties, I took martial arts instruction from an interesting former Army Ranger. This instructor was a Vietnam veteran and he’d become an expert in a little-known form of Korean martial arts created in ancient times to defeat invading...

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Be Well Part I

That’s right, I am going to discuss an aspect of nimble leadership that I have not entirely mastered, leader wellness. As a result of walking the walk and learning the craft of leadership, I find myself rarely able to say no to a new challenge. As you gain momentum...

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