Bravery

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” –          General Omar Bradley True bravery is not the absence of fear; it is looking straight ahead and moving forward toward the very thing that you are afraid of. Look, we all have to face things that sometimes seem insurmountable. They are…

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Are You a Reflection

If you’re like me, you’ve raised kids and you might even have grandkids. I love my kids and my grandkids. They are each so unique. It’s funny to think about my kids, all four of them grew up in the same house, with the same rules, went to the same school, ate the same foods.…

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I’m the Boss

If you find yourself having to pull out the “I’m the boss” card, the next 30 seconds of words coming out of your mouth could take weeks or months to fix. Usually, when we have to resort to pulling out this or other cards like it, it’s because somebody isn’t listening. And, let’s face it,…

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Mission Critical Element

Manufacturing operations can be very complex. Especially in situations where performance is low and many changes are in flux. What was being done yesterday isn’t exactly what we are doing today. How we did something yesterday isn’t exactly how we are doing it today. And both may change, yet again, tomorrow. But, the reality is…

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Be yourself

Be yourself Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:59 PM “I’d rather fail at being myself than succeed at being someone else.” — Andre Gide – – – As difficult as it might be to truly feel this way, if you have tried to be someone you’re not, you know how empty that is. The surprising thing…

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Have We Had This Problem Before?

“Everyday Leader: Priceless leadership principles that connect to everyday life for the everyday leader” by Frank Boudreau – “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” —John Foster Dulles, former Secretary of State Without a doubt problems…

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