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HOW DO YOU HANDLE AN OBSTACLE?

“Every obstacle an opportunity to practice a virtue: patience, courage, humility, resourcefulness, reason, justice, creativity.”  Marcus Aurelius, emperor. Encountering obstacles successfully requires a certain mental heartiness.  The ancient emperor Marcus Aurelius described what that heart looked like with the quote. Is this you? What happens when you encounter trials? Do you blow up emotionally or […]

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TEAMS WORKING TOGETHER FUEL CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT…

Elite teams work on getting better.  The teams do it on their own accord.  They find the motivation from within to stretch their ability and results. In our operations, we have hundreds of small teams.  We believe our company works better when each small team creates an agenda for improvement. There are five areas that […]

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CRITICISM INHIBITS THE ABILITY TO LISTEN AND TO COMPROMISE

John Baldoni shared a story about U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley who gave a speech to a group of student leaders about civility. Civility is a topic that is more common these days.  More and more people deplore the animosity that is apparent in the media these days. Haley noted in her […]

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BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OUTCOME

I enjoyed a Podcast – Focus 3 by Tim and Brian Kight Candidly, the podcast is full of content so it sounds a bit like a classroom lecture.  Nevertheless, the mental models they present are thought provoking.  I recommend it. One Podcast focused on the equation:  E x R= O Event x Response = Outcome […]

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