The Power of Reflecting on Your Defining Moments

I believe we all know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.

Our actions can be the very definition of insanity if we’re not taking the time to reflect on the choices we make in our defining moments of leadership.  ...

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Exponential Impact

The author of the Forbes article I referenced before continued supporting the idea that It All Starts at the Top by citing a Gallup’s “State of the American Manager” report in sharing that “one in two employees has quit their job because of a bad boss at some point in...

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It All Starts at the Top

For more than 20 years now, I’ve heard John Maxwell emphasize that “EVERYTHING rises and falls on leadership.” I even remember when Uncle Ben gave similar counsel to Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spiderman, saying that “with great power comes great responsibility!” If we...

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Defining Moments Can Be Chart Breakers

Chart Breakers are those defining moment choices that open doors for you to achieve much higher levels of success.

Chart breaking choices I (Cindy) have watched family, friends, and clients make recently include leaving a toxic culture to gain opportunity in a whole new industry. For one family...

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Progress that Yields a Return

I often share stories from my first few years in manufacturing, explaining how terrifying it was back then for an engineer to hover over my shoulder with his stopwatch. I didn’t understand that he was capturing the cycle time of the machine I was operating and not necessarily timing me. I...

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Heart Breaking Defining Moments

Unfortunately, we face heartbreaking moments in our lifetime.  It’s a high likelihood you already have, and I (Cindy) don’t know anyone who has made it through life with just one heartbreak.  These are devastating losses and what we do with them defines our future.

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Setting Expectations

Once we’ve identified the root causes that truly are our profitability killers, our next step is to initiate change. In so many scenarios though, those changes seem to be expected through throwing some training at an issue and hoping it sticks… If it were some sort of new tool we...

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Quantifiable Results

With the importance of a “realistic, clear-eyed, complete assessment of the current state” in mind, I’ll challenge you to get really honest with yourself… Do you have that kind of clarity for what your current costs are in areas like turnover, productivity, or downtime?...

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Ground Breaking Defining Moments

Leaders become better leaders when they experience a defining moment and respond to it correctly.  John Maxwell

How often do you think about the defining moments in your life and whether your choices took you in a positive direction?  The more we learn from these moments the better...

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Facing Reality…

Cindy and I first heard Carly Fiorina speak as part of a Live2Lead event we hosted in late 2018 then we were in a small group with her in Orlando, FL the following spring. I contacted her team after that event, which led to quite a bit of interaction with her over the next year. Carly was...

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If a Tree Falls…?

I’ve often heard the deep philosophical question “If a tree falls in the forest but no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?” and thought it stupid. Quite frankly, I’d rank it right up there with the guy who closes himself in the refrigerator to see if the...

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Defining Moments Determine Who We Will Become

Defining moments have a way of changing us.  When considering some of the defining moments in your own life I (Cindy) believe you would agree that we are never quite the same person after a defining moment.  We either move forward or backward - but we always move.

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