Monthly Archives: January 2014

(#192) Be Brave and Go There

 If I have learned anything over the years, playing it safe is usually the biggest risk… We could well find ourselves in an unacceptable environment that we quietly let grow around us. Martin Niemöller spent seven years in a Nazi … Continue reading

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(#191) React, Respond or Initiate?

Managers react. Leaders initiate. Ready for a little equation solving? What does each letter represent? E + R = O   This equation (I believe it is attributed to Clement Stone) reminds us to pause in our interactions and avoid … Continue reading

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(#190) R.O.I. or R.O.R.

R.O.R. (Return on Relationships) trumps R.O.I. (Return on Investment). In fact, effective R.O.R. will build R.O.I. A little more than a year ago I wrote these words, “Our success—and that of our students, colleagues, and family members—will not be measured … Continue reading

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(#189) Be Bold. Be Daring. Be Authentic.

Be the person you want to be on the way to being the person you want to be! The New Year always brings calls for new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal.  At the risk of adding to the cliché catalogue of … Continue reading

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