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While “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may be more familiar to many of us, “Ask, Don’t Tell” is really where we should be spending our mental energy.
The point of this step is to explicitly call out the need for a leader to follow through to completion, and discipline is key to that follow through.
When you give up on perfection and embrace failure, you open the door to success. With each new trial you move a little bit closer to passing through that door.
A scotoma is a blind spot—something that is there as plain as day for everyone else and yet something that we cannot personally see. We all have them. The key is awareness.
Sometimes you come across a timeless piece of information—something that’s as applicable today as it was the day it was originally published. “The Doctrine of Completed Staff Work” is one of these gems.
Many of you are probably familiar with the concept of Ockham’s razor—the simplest, most obvious solution is often the best. And while William of Ockham gave rise to the concept in the 1300’s, its history can be traced back to Aristotle and the Greek philosophers.
You have no doubt heard that “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” There’s probably no better adage available to remember Rule 21—Execution!
Is there anyone out there who does not enjoy Thanksgiving dinner? How about the Fourth of July BBQ? Or the office potluck where everyone brings copious amounts of food?
With the pace of business these days, it’s easy to get caught up in pursuing the next project, the next objective, the next dollar. It’s also extremely dangerous to fall into this trap and lose sight of what is really important . . .