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Being Brave

Fun and totally worth it

i wasn’t 100% committed until Steve and Stacy, Mt Reynolds experts with 12 summits, came into my space 500’ from the 9,152’ summit. Was minutes away from finishing lunch and descending from 8,700’ when they said they’d take me safely to the top.

Fun and totally worth it.

What?

Writing this riff.

The Board (and you) will have decent, even logical, reasons why my price is too high. (And i have decent, logical reasons why it’s a bargain.)

Quite often, out-of-shape and overwhelmed professionals who start the new year off with a gym membership remind me of Board members.

How did they become so toxically unhealthy as they grew their professional careers?

How?

And are any of their reasons (read excuses) good enough to count?

Anyone who’s smart and experienced professionally, yet physically inactive and non-vibrant is suspect.

Why?

How smart can you be to ruin your health?

How smart are you if you neglect the temple housing everything keeping you alive? Organizationally, that’s like neglecting your corporate culture which is the temple housing everything keeping your organizational alive.

Stereotypically, short-term, quarterly focus supersedes the long-game strategy.

Yes, you win short-term. You make more money and inch ever closer to the next bonus, promotion, or accolade, but you do this by ignoring your health. How is that a brilliant, long-term move?

Playing to win or playing to not lose? Even if you succeed at not losing, you still lose.

Winning requires burning the ships.

All in.

If you are not all in (95% is not all in), you are not all in.

Not being all in is not committed.

Not committed is poison.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

How well does your architecture serve you?

Just happened to notice a rocket launch a few minutes after it actually launched. Yesterday. Sitting at my desk.

Context: customer equals anyone that you serve, everyone in an organization serves others.

  1. Does your architecture help you deliver on what your customers want most?
  2. Does your architecture support your business strategy?
  3. Are workloads balanced among your leaders?
  4. Are employees getting the right amount of direction, not too much, not too little?
  5. Is there partnering and synergy across geographical and organizational boundaries?

i could go on, but these five define the point that there is much room for improvement.

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Inspirational Nuggets

Luckiest generation

The paint is not yet dry on how digital natives will thrive in the workforce.

Which generation is the luckiest?

My breakfast partner yesterday suggests it’s people like me and him.

We were the last generation to grow up as teens without the internet.

And, we were at an adult age where we “grew up” with early internet because of our jobs.

We grew up with nothing digital.

We are growing older with everything digital.

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Being Brave

Fearless is not an absence of fear

A surprise opportunity. One of our favorite Disney movies.

Fearless is not an absence of fear.

Fearless is the instinctive recognition of fear and simultaneously taking action to neutralize any real or perceived threat.

Like anything that you are good at, this takes practice.

Embrace the work.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Upholding Disney’s attention to detail

Even the drum set matched Cinderella Castle’s Celebrate You messaging.

Upholding Disney’s attention to detail is our biggest challenge.

Why?

From the very beginning, paying attention to details most won’t notice is a hard sell – at an organization’s birth, growth, and maturity.

Why do it if 99% wont notice?

Coolest thing?

Three sentences up, change the words at an organization’s to in your personal life. (csn, txt me when you finish today’s posts. Ty.).

If you can convincingly answer this, you are in a unique class and world-class mindset.

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