"A" For Effort...

 

An "A" for effort does not ensure and "A" for outcome.

Have you noticed the trend in society these days which leans toward mediocrity?

My wife and I were recently watching a series documenting a group with mixed climbing ability and experience attempting to successfully summit Mount Everest.  We watched with keen interest as one of the "climbers" went through a startling change in attitude.  This person went from being extremely (over) confident in their own abilities -> to doubting their abilities -> to realizing their inability to complete the task -> and finally to ridiculing everyone else for their strength. 



The mental shift this person had was literally 180 degrees.  It was shocking to observe.  Here was the setting...

After reaching ABC (Advanced Base Camp at 21,000 feet), the expedition leader called for the group to do an acclimatization climb up to Camp 1 (situated at 23,000) on the North Col.  In order to test...

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Pulling The Plow

 Being a leader or an entrepreneur means that many times you're going to have to break new ground.  This is not an easy task on the BEST of days! 

Work has to be done to change environments, mindsets, and people's perceptions.  It doesn't matter whether you're in leadership, marketing, sales, etc., etc. …

We all have to deal with this fact: Leadership is challenging.

One of the things that can have the greatest direct result on your leadership performance is the TEAM you work with.  Does the team work together well?  Does the team support the leadership .. and vice versa?

I know I've referenced this great quote before ...  (If you've not seen that post, it can be found HERE. ) , but I want to touch on it again. 

It is an excerpt from "The Man In The Arena" Speech By Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne Paris, France April 23, 1910.


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong...

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