It seems like that’s the kind of spectacle the media would give us, if they could.
But the upcoming US Presidential Election is not a game, and it is not entertainment.
Before you get all riled up about the debates and the candidates, you should read this book:
American Resurrection: The Failure of the U.S. Constitution and the Rebirth of a Nation
It’s a quick read, but I make you this one promise: you will see the election in a different light after reading this.
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Then let me know what you think.
Today’s post is a guest post written by Dennis McIntee, a trainer and consultant who works with leaders to uncover constraints and build roadmaps for growth to increase their bottom-line performance. Dennis’ new book, The 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams
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As a leader, one of your chief responsibilities is creating culture within your organization; and it’s the culture you create that will determine the results you enjoy.
Oranges grow in Florida and apples in Michigan. Why? Each environment grows specific fruit. It works the same with your team. The fruit your organization grows depends upon the culture you create.
Tomorrow has been stolen from us. Fear permeates the media, as we are deluged with endless messages about murder, betrayal, violence, rape, and horrifying acts of inhumanity.
And those are just the “entertainment” shows. Don’t get me started on the “news”. All of these negative messages, images, and ideas have slowly drained us of our hope for the future. Stolen away our tomorrow. I’m here to say it’s time to take back tomorrow. And here’s how to start…
We would probably be a lot happier if we could manage to think about what we’re doing, at the time we’re doing it.
Recently, I was very nearly run down by a woman driving a minivan in a grocery store parking lot.
As I watched my apparent doom racing toward me, I clearly saw that she (the driver) was looking away from the windshield, apparently fascinated by something inside the cabin of her vehicle.
Fortunately, I narrowly (miraculously) escaped an intense encounter with her front bumper. I shouted, she looked shocked, and we both went our way.
“What was she thinking?” I wondered.
The simple answer is: she was thinking about something other than what she was doing.
It seems to me we spend a lot of time thinking about things other than what we’re doing: checking e-mail while we’re talking on the phone, talking on the phone while we’re driving our car, reading while eating, and so forth.
Perhaps we would be happier (not to mention safer) if we could simply manage to do what we are doing when we are doing it.
You don’t need permission to succeed. You don’t need someone to say you’re worthy. You just need to grab hold of your idea, wrestle it into submission, and then go out there and do it.
It’s the doing it part that gets people hung up. Most of the time, it’s easier to talk about the project you’re “working on” than it is to actually do the work.
My friend Jeff asked me recently why I went through the hassle of hosting a seminar of my own. I’ve been thinking about that question.
I have lots of great-sounding reasons, but the truth is… it just seemed like a good idea, and I wanted to do it.
In the movie Apocalypse Now, the film’s narrator explains the extraordinary success of the iconic Colonel Kurtz this way: “He received no official clearance. He just thought it up and did it.”
If you feel that you do need permission, here it is (along with instructions): whatever it is that’s burning inside of you, go ahead, think it up and do it.