Posts Tagged ‘action’

Mark Cole: Deciding Isn’t Enough

Success is not sometimes in the actualization phase; it’s always in the actualization phase. The longer I lead, the more I understand this to be true. John Maxwell shares a story about a lesson he learned from his dad as a kid. Melvin said to John, “Five frogs were sitting on a log and four…

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Big Mo Comes to Those Who Know and Do

How do leaders generate positive momentum? It’s very simple: by learning and then applying what they have learned. In the knowledge economy, leaders are distinguished by their ability to process information and put it to use.There are three ways in which leaders interact with information, and each impacts momentum. 1) Ignorance The recipe for perpetual…

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Be the One: Change

Change. Politicians promise it when they run for office, but seldom are the pledges made from campaign podiums matched by real, measurable results after an election. In fairness to our politicians, initiating change and carrying it through to completion is a monumental challenge. Attempts to bring about change encounter fierce opposition and entrenched resistance.Although most…

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Momentum Breakers Vs. Momentum Makers

A train travelling 55 mph on a railroad track can crash through a 5-foot thick steel-reinforced concrete wall without stopping. That same train, starting from a stationary position, won’t be able to go through an inch-thick block in front of the driving wheel. It is never the size of your problem that is the problem.…

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Leaders Cannot Afford to Neglect Planning

“Good planning always costs less than good reacting.”  ~ Wayne Schmidt In October 2010 the most expensive public works project in America, ARC, officially met its demise. The project would have constructed two tunnels beneath the Hudson River to add much-needed railways between New Jersey and Manhattan. However, poor planning led to wasteful spending and…

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Poised for Success

The 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry is equipped to deploy anywhere in the world within 36 hours to capture or destroy enemy fighters. The men and women of the 2-327th represent some of the fiercest warriors in the United States military. In spite of its reputation for power and ferocity, the 2-327th Infantry produced a hero…

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