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Unresolved, lingering problems gnaw away at brain energy. Attack problems and pluck that destructive power away from them.
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Discontent, regardless of how it is packaged, just may be the best vehicle for positive change.
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Necessity and Courage walk hand-in-hand with their finest child, Confidence.
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I'm annoyed by that cliché "skin in the game'" I want to hear more about skull in the game.
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Why did Evolution deny human ears the privilege of showing us when they are actually operating?
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Courage is the 'Prime Enabler'. It enables self-analysis, self-confidence, curiosity, creativity, & innovation.
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Influencing Powerful People - #11


"I had to succeed because I finally ran out of things that wouldn't work."
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"I'm too busy". That's a real good way not to be thinking.
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Extra, Extra, Read All About It: The Future Shock Pandemic Is Upon Us. Many now unable to return phone calls.
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If you are uncomfortable with your work, that's contagious. If you enjoy your work, that's contagious.
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Willpower is the human body's most energy-intensive process.
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Leaders do best when it is clear they have sacred rules, which we call “The Master Rules”.
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Allow a bit of the child in you to generate and enjoy workplace humour.
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Influencing Powerful People - #12


You have a choice: you can multi-task for mediocrity or you can focus for excellence. What's your choice?
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Errors only become limitations when we choose to give them that power.
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It takes two to tug-of-war...unless, of course, you choose to battle people in your head.
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Don't give ideas the brake, give ideas a break - Support a Local Curious Person!
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"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." [a quote, far from Yogi Berra and Mark Twain]
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If our ancient ancestors thought and acted like they were too busy they would have been eaten. Then where would we be?
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Where are you coming from? & Where are you trying to go?
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Influencing Powerful People - #13


3 abilities rise above all others: intelligence, willpower, & drive
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While leaders must set Rules, they must also empower managers to be innovative as they pursue goals.
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Curiosity, Moderation & Variety are the archenemies of Bad Habits.
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If you do not know your limitations then your willpower won't.
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Overheard at the Placebo Plant..."Listen up Boss, I've got this great new product idea."
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Communication tip: Google the words "how to listen better". Millions of ideas! Just pick 2 or 3. Start trying them today.
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