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Would you set out on a 1,000-mile journey without first deciding where you were going? If you’re like most people, you would do a lot of planning before you traveled the first mile. You’d know where you were going, where you’d stay when you got there, how you’d travel, and what you’d need for the journey. A long journey requires planning if you expect it to take you in the direction you desire. […]

By nature of having both a seven and nine-year-old living under the same roof as me, I get the privilege of arbitrating many disputes. “She hit me!” cries the young one. Or, “He knocked me down!” says the other. When it’s a physical dispute, my next question tends to be, “Did s/he do it on purpose?” When the answer is “no,” it’s a quick resolution. An accident is easy to forgive […]

Hmmmm. Nice post, I think this is a very good topic and I think that I agree with pretty much everything that you have said, but I also think there is a bit more to the story. As you are painfully aware, I like to be the “there is always more to the story” guy. A few things that come to mind for me on this issue: 1.) We need […]

Joe, One of the things that continues to perplex me about both individual people and corporations is why the idea of strategy and long term goals are so intimidating. The more experienced I get, the more I’ve come to realize that running a successful team, organization, or company boils down to three key actions: Find and keep passionate, talented people Define your purpose so you know why you do what […]

Categories: Goals, Planning, Strategy

Joe, I think that you are right when you said that we may have a crisis of personal responsibility on our hands. I’ve seen the symptoms of this manifested in a number of ways. When I think about this issue, I quickly jump to the question, “How did we end up like this?” I don’t know if we’ve even had a culture or time in history when personal responsibility was […]