Are you qualified?

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The question can also be—Are you still qualified to do your job? Harsh question right? After all who am I to ask you out there whether you’re qualified to do the work you do? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to offend, but I found myself pondering the legitimacy of the question. Continue reading

Someone is always looking.

news1Of all of the things you may ever have to do as a leader, or any person in a leadership position—nothing is more time consuming than what it means to keep an eye on people, and most specifically yourself. Looking inwards, being self-critical at all times can sometimes be mentally exhausting.

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Don’t Cut Corners – Maintain Standards

downloadQuantity or Quality? Speed or Accuracy? Performance or Reliability? Questions where the answer can be situation dependent but one thing that can be considered each time is ‘What are you willing to accept?’

What standards are you going to apply before you give yourself an answer? Because whatever you’re faced with, the question truly becomes—What is right?

Because after all a standard is by definition ‘the minimum level of what can be accepted.’

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The Hardest thing you can do.

Despite what you may think—it has nothing to do with that. This isn’t about dealing with the ‘wrong person’ or anything like that.

No, the hardest thing that you can do as a leader is to put yourself first. That’s right. Above all else, putting yourself first.Not the company, not the mission—but strategically yourself first! And that can mean time out! Continue reading