Thought of the Week

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Thought of the Week

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Thought of the Week

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Thought of the Week

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Thought of the Week- Be The Person Who Chooses To Do & Be Something

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Lip service, the old college try or simply not giving your best are statements that should never be possible to level at any high performing leader.

My thought of the week is that each and every leader should be the person who chooses to do and be something. To inspire and be inspired by others. To make a difference, to lift others up and strive to be a force for good and to encourage those same traits in others.

Ask yourself if you are demonstrating the traits of a great leader and take action where needed. Your team, and more importantly you, deserve your very best.

Onwards!
Dh

Ps- thanks David for the great quote.

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Thought of the Week – Be Quick To Forgive

While we often lament about the attacks we face personally or for that on others we see under siege my thought of the week is to be quick to forgive.

Harboring resentment and hatred for others in my opinion does more personal damage to “you” than those who have hurt you. I heard it said that hatred corrodes the vessel it is carried in; you. So instead of twisting yourself in knots and anguish simply choose to forgive. That does not mean you forget. Just forgive and move on with your life focusing on your own happiness. Shine bright instead with positivity.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week – Choose to Stop

With our fast paced lives, it is sometimes very easy to loss any sense of work/life balance. I have been guilty many times myself.

My thought of the week is that we have to simply choose to stop. It is critical to recognize that if you are a driven person there will always be work for you to do. We have to keep this in mind and insure that we are getting enough quality time away from work so that you are productive and managing ourselves and those around you effectively. At times, we all need to simply choose to stop, to get off the merry go round, and take a much needed breath. The quality of our lives improves with work/life balance. Give this some thought while asking yourself is it time today to choose to stop?

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of The Week -Settled Law

Many times recently on very important issues I have heard the words that this is settled law.

Think of your own business and how many elements are also seen as settled law or untouchable?

My thought of the week is that we should challenge all aspects of the business. We should be consistently challenging each assumption and getting data to see if the environment has changed and our original assessment no longer holds. From my perspective we have to dream big and when you do so those things that have held you back are self imposed.

Don’t allow settled law to dictate your future. Just a few centuries ago it was settled law that the world was flat and in business as recently in the early 1900’s the office of Patent Protection was going to close down. Why? Because all things that could be innovated, had. These are powerful reminders to not allow settled law to fuel our future. The best thing was can all do is dream big, challenge everything and ourselves.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of tie Week – What Do You Stand For?

In today’s ever increasing toxic environment it is easier than ever to fall in to the trap of vocalizing what you are against and oftentimes who you are against. Pick up any paper, read any news article, or look at any social media feed and the issues are center stage. We live firmly in an era of blame and open hatred where Issues are approached more irresponsibly than ever. The ability to jump on the bandwagon is easier than ever. Our thinking gets rushed and shaped by others. To paraphrase Mark Twain, a lie spreads around the world twice while the truth is still having breakfast.

However, my thought of the week is to alter our thinking and instead of voicing what we are against and being a bandwagon chaser, articulate and communicate what we are for. Layout a clear plan on what you stand for, what your company stands for and win by going positive.

Let the fear mongers wage war on what is wrong. I firmly believe that the winners will be those that communicate fairly and then work to create a more positive future.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week- Deliver Not Grandstand

From my perspective I have always operated on the premise that you are only as good as your word. While executed contracts are essential in the world we live in, I believe that the most important contract you can have is your word.

Today, and sadly, words are being hijacked or being used for ulterior motives. We see too many people grandstanding, pointing fingers and stating who’s to blame and whipping up resentment to stroke the fears of others. In your organization don’t condone grandstanding. Fix things. Deliver a better future. Never encourage resentment to build but rather point to a better, healthier future. After all, that’s what leaders should be all about.

So my thought of the week is that it is important to deliver on your word and not grandstand. To always remember that your words mean something and that they are real, genuine and authentic. When you say you are going to do something, do it. When you see injustice, solve it. Don’t use words to pander or self aggrandize. Use your words to make a difference.

Onwards!
Dh