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NO REGRETS

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas Halas is a Hall of Fame NFL coach. He was the owner of the Chicago Bears and helped to establish the league. His comment is simple but challenging. To choose to do your best through most of your endeavors is rare. Most people find […]

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WORKING HARD AND EXECUTING WELL

“When entitlement sets in, you have a problem.” – Kirby Smart, University of Georgia national championship football coach After a long season, college football ended with the Georgia Bulldogs earning their second straight national championship. When asked post-game how they accomplished it, Smart said his team worked. They weren’t entitled. 2022 was a championship year […]

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HIGHER EXPECTATIONS LEAD TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Higher expectations lead to improved performance. The highest performing companies—and people—are typically those with the highest internal expectations. Want to achieve more? Start with your expectations. We have high expectations. We expect to be safe.  We teach you to perform your duties safely.  We alert you to the risks inherent in our operations.  We are committed to correcting unsafe […]

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WE ARE WHO WE ARE.  WE CHOOSE WHO THAT IS.

I watch HBO Hard Knocks, a show that follows an NFL team through its training camp, covering the team’s preparation for the upcoming football season.  This season, the Detroit Lions are featured.  The head coach Dan Campbell was walking among his team and said: “We are who we are. We choose who that is.” It’s […]

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