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If You’re Not Failing You’re Not Succeeding!

If You’re Not Failing You’re Not Succeeding!

By • on March 31, 2014

Failure is the main ingredient in the recipe for success; its 10 parts education, 20 parts effort and 70 parts failure. So why do we hang our heads, lower our eyelids, and cover our mouths, drenched in shame and disgrace, when admitting our failures? It all starts with the competitive arena which has actually made it more difficult for leaders and individuals

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The Rhino Saw His Shadow

The Rhino Saw His Shadow

By • on February 5, 2014

Well, February 2nd has come and the Rhino did see his shadow, but then again, the Rhino always sees his shadow. But instead of dreading six more weeks of winter, he chooses to use his time wisely and prepare for spring. The best leaders should use this time to do the same thing. While the word “winter”

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The Rhino’s Foresight : Checkmate

The Rhino’s Foresight : Checkmate

By • on May 15, 2012

The best chess players in the world will tell you that they are not just merely interested in the board game; they will tell you that they are strategists whom enjoy an intellectual cat and mouse where they are not anticipating their own next move, but rather their worthy opponents. They not only plan

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The Power of Foresight in Leadership

The Power of Foresight in Leadership

By • on October 22, 2011

“A leader’s goal is not to see but to envision.” One of the most famous stories to this day of foresight is the example of General Electric under Jack Welch’s leadership. GE made a critical strategic decision; it would either be first or second in every market it entered, or it would

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Early Morning Activity

Early Morning Activity

By • on August 18, 2011

George Washington once said, “Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.” The

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Crash

Crash

By • on July 2, 2011

A group of geese is referred to as a gaggle; a group of bears is a clan. Is it surprising that a herd of Rhinos is called a crash? Now the word crash is generally a negative term as it is associated with a car wreck, the stock market or a loud, obnoxious noise. I chose to take the word crash as a metaphor

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The Sweet Smell of Success

The Sweet Smell of Success

By • on April 17, 2011

Even though a Rhino possesses 360° visioning capabilities, their vision is considered blurry. However, their sense of smell is nearly impeccable. When attacking predators they generally rely on their sense of smell and their acute hearing capabilities. Although, Rhinos really have no natural predators,

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The Rhino’s P-E-O-P-L-E

The Rhino’s P-E-O-P-L-E

By • on March 11, 2011

Happiness and honing are the two main objectives of the 2nd level, of the five levels of leadership. At the second level, people should become happy to follow you, as opposed to having to follow you because of your position or title. This level affords you the opportunity to hone, or sharpen relationships

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How Resilience Can Make or Break a Leader

How Resilience Can Make or Break a Leader

By • on December 30, 2010

Jack Welch, in his extraordinary book “Winning” notes resilience as one of the most important characteristics a leader can have: “The fourth characteristic [of senior leadership] is heavy-duty resilience. Every leader makes mistakes, every leader stumbles and falls. The question with

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360-degree Vision OR Your Mother, the Rhino

360-degree Vision OR Your Mother, the Rhino

By • on June 17, 2010

While it is very easy to put on blinders and run through life, the rhino realizes that survival depends on constant observation and planning. A Rhinos vision can be likened to a mother’s vision-no matter what species she hails from. A mother’s main objective is to lead by example and protect herself

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