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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

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” can be used for a metaphor for cold, hard times,

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Set Your Thermostat on Success

Set Your Thermostat on Success

By • on January 8, 2014

Imagine the thermostat in your home. Get a good, clear picture of it. I know this is a strange request—I doubt you usually spend a lot of time pondering your thermostat. But it actually plays a pretty amazing role in our daily lives. Think about it. With the simple push of a finger, a thermostat creates huge changes in our environment. It dictates

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Do You Own Your Time?

Do You Own Your Time?

By • on April 3, 2013

Has anyone ever asked you the question, “Do You Own Your Time®?” You’ve probably heard the question before, either asked aloud or whispered by that little voice inside your head. Or perhaps you’ve heard it another way: “Do you control how you Spend Your Time?” You already know that time is precious; however many of us fall into the rat-race

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Successful Selling Requires Endurance – Part 1

Successful Selling Requires Endurance – Part 1

By • on November 7, 2012

John Maxwell once said, “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” In sales, that is particularly true today in light of the ongoing financial crisis and recession. As salespeople and leaders, we must endeavor to always move outside our comfort zones and to lead our sales teams in this fashion as well.

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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 their next five or six moves in advance, they base

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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 abandon that market altogether. This approach constituted

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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 Rhino must know of George Washington, as he rises

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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 for a powerful group of individuals, who collectively

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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, maybe their behavior and clear mission of protecting

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