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Perfectionism Revisited

            … stop being a do-it-all About 4 ½ years ago, I wrote a piece for At C-Level about being a Recovering Perfectionist. I thought I knew everything there was from personal experience about helping others over their perfectionist addiction. It’s simple, right?...

Fast is Good, Faster is Better!

Fast is Good, Faster is Better!

            -- Pick a lane, add speed We need speed. Not the breakneck, uncontrolled, sitting-your-ass-on-a-rocket kind of speed, but the speed necessary to move quickly and smartly. Given consistent data and input, faster is almost always better than slower. We’ve...

Prohibition is Back

Welcome to the new Roarin’ Twenties! The last Roarin’ Twenties was a decade marked by economic growth, technological advances, an increase in leadership opportunities for women, a society tired of war, fascination with material wealth, and a social media obsessed with...

Sayonara to 2019

Kinda scary to think we’ve put another decade in the can. For the millennials out there, I don’t mean the trash can; it’s an old movie-making phrase that means we’re done. And speaking of a decade, last month marked the tenth anniversary of my retirement from the...

2020: Ready or not… — Here it comes!

New year, new you! Resolutions, here we come! This is the year it all happens! Yadda, yadda, yadda… give it a rest, will ya? It’s not that we don’t want to do well every time the calendar turns over, because we do. It’s just that we don’t actually plan with purpose...

Officers Eat Last

There is a tradition, especially among our military’s ground troops, that officers eat last. I’ll let the Army and Marines argue about who started it, but woe be unto the uninitiated Airman or Sailor who gets in the chow line out in the field with ground forces before...

Leadership Lessons from My Fishing Trip

Leadership Lessons from My Fishing Trip

I recently went with some friends to Venice, Louisiana to do some gulf fishing. Those who know me are right now asking themselves what sort of alien has taken over my body, since they know well that I’m no fisherman. Not even a little bit. But gulf fishing with a...

What’s in a Name?

-- A rose by any other name… Synonyms. Don’t you just love ‘em? Some examples: Word             Synonym Bossy               controlling Fair                  unbiased Honest            trustworthy Handsome     kevin Intelligent      smart Mean              ...

Leaders Wanted! … Bosses Need Not Apply

Based on the way I read the latest engagement surveys, the number of bosses missing the opportunities their leadership positions are providing is almost mind-numbing. It certainly appears to be numbing the minds of the people working for them. The storyline doesn’t...

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