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Thought of the Week- Mouthbreathers Should Be Set Free

There is simply too many mouth breathers and much negativity, anger, jealously and outright hatred in the world.

My thought of the week is that we need to set the mouth breathers free. Take a moment and review how you represent yourself? Are you positive, upbeat and encouraging in your daily interactions? And just as important if you have nothing positive to say, do you do just that.

Onwards!
Dh

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Thought of the Week- Footnote Thinking

One’s ability to put things in to context, even in the most adverse of times, is the mindset of elite leaders.

In the heat of battle and even a humiliating defeat, analyzing the situation without hyperbole, is even more important. Anyone can be a generous winner but trying to manage your emotions and being graceful in defeat or adversity is a hard task.

My thought of the week is to think about how these upsets should be viewed as nothing more than a small mark in the arc of your life and overall achievements. I call this footnote thinking. The challenge is to quickly put your situation in to context. Fortify yourself that this will absolutely not define you and that over time will be seen as a footnote in your life. Your challenge is to follow through and make it such with your thoughts and actions. Good luck.

Onwards!
Dh

 

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Thought of the Week – #1 Lesson; Get Back Up Again

We have all failed, some of us spectacularly. We have all made mistakes or maybe given up at times. From my perspective, in business and life, it is vital to find the strengthen to get back up again. In these times it is important to remember that these moments are not defining, unless you let them, and that the most important thing is that you get back up again.

Here’s to winning through adversity.

Stay Strong & Onwards!
Dh

 

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Thought of the Week – Share Some Love!

After the mid term elections, and all the other craziness going around it is important to pause and just take a breath. Just stop right now and take three deep breaths. I hope you felt the tension just leave your body. Now read the following quote by MLK and strive to live by it.

“Hatred paralyses life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonies it.
Hared darkens life; love illuminates it. “ — MLK

Powerful stuff. Hope you bring some love to life and all those you touch.

Onwards!
Dh

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Thought of the Week – Our Personal Rights Are Under Seige

One of the great things about our country is that every person has the ability to make personal choices that affect how they wants to live. Yes, there our norms enforced by the rule of law, but outside of those we get to determine what is best for ourselves. We should never abdicate or allow our rights to be subjugated.

However, increasingly and alarmingly, there seems to be a growing number of companies that are forcing their leadership beliefs on their workforce.

For example, we have many tech companies who have actually allowed co workers whose political opinions differ from theirs to be vilified, to demand apologizes, censorship or worse. The thought being how dare they have an opposing perspective? Why would we allow any company to mandate one of our principle rights; our right to vote?

Recently, an electronic payment system company also refused to serve groups that their leadership did not support or held opposing beliefs. Could you imagine a traditional bank taking this stance?

Just this week, a large workspace company mandated that meat is off the corporate menu. When did meat become the enemy? Is this really the most important element to encourage? Many would think not.

While many of the examples of corporate influence may have our personal support why do we believe that it is a good thing to have our choices mandated, outside the rule of law, by anyone other than ourselves? I believe that we all have a responsibility to be a force for good but it does not mean that we should be forced to conform to others beliefs.

If a company executive or anyone else for that matter, wants to support a certain political party, not subscribe to a publication that they feel is against their values or ban a food source from their personal menu they should absolutely be free to do just that. It is their personal right.

My thought of the week is that company leaders do not have the right to infringe on anyone else’s personal rights. This is a very slippery slope. Once started where does it end? You may even agree with some of the decisions, but what happens when they mandate things that you vehemently oppose?

As leaders we need to be very careful that we do not unleash the next wave of policing the rights of others. What happened to empowerment? Personal choice should never be mandated or hijacked by any company. Don’t allow others to intimidate, manipulate or tell you how to think.

Onwards!
Dh

Thought of the Week- Be Fearless Not Reckless

 

As leaders, among our many responsibilities, we have is to face down challenges. Then muster the backbone to the carry out the necessary actions that oftentimes are not easy. At the same time we must temper our toughness with kindness. A leader must be multi dimensional and never one sided. To paraphrase Darwin it is not the strongest but the ones who can adapt that survive.

It is important that has we adapt we are fearless has we pioneer new channels, markets and opportunities. However, that does not mean we are ever reckless. Developing a strategy and moving in to unknown territory is not the same has simply charging headlong with no plan or contingency. Bravery with no brains is not desired either.

Therefore, the thought of this week is to make sure that being fearless and being reckless is recognized as more than a mere distinction. Make sure you are fearless but never at the reckless cost of your colleagues or company. Take measures to balance your courage with great caution and patience for gathering intelligence and listening to others. Be firm in your convictions but not blind to possibility of compromise. Read the last paragraph again and measure your own performance? Challenge yourself to become better and be viewed as fearless but never reckless. Think how you can develop those in your team to become fearless and well rounded leaders. The payoff will be huge.
Onwards!
Dh