Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why Leaders Fail

In this new video, I share a commonly unknown area of leadership failure and how to avoid this pitfall.

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Shut Up and Sell

In just two minutes the salesperson had gotten the client to say “yes” to giving his firm a shot at filling their needs. Had he stopped there, all would have been right and good in his world. Unfortunately, he continued to talk, extolling the features and benefits of the staffing services provided by his company. …

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The Dream

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Having a dream is a powerful thing. So proved Dr. King in the life he lived …

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The Rush to Judgment

How easy it is to apply previous experience to current circumstances. Such was the case when I emailed colleagues last week about a trip to New York I was on as a chaperone for my son’s thespian troupe. I received responses like: “Ugh, teenagers. Good luck.” “How’d you get roped into that?” “Better you than …

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Why Nice Doesn’t Have to be Naughty in the New Year

Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting done what matters most. In December of each …

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Professional Sportsmanship

Watching the Florida State football team lose to Oregon on New Year’s Day was not shocking nor disappointing, given the impressive performance of the Ducks. What was disheartening was the poor sportsmanship displayed by both teams; many of the Seminoles headed to the locker room instead of shaking hands with the victors, and several Oregon …

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