One of my favorite Steven Covey stories from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People deals with sharpening your saw. As the story goes, a man is in the woods cutting down a tree. A person hiking through the woods asks him what he’s doing. “Sawing down the tree,” is the exasperated response. So the […]
It is not an unusual or an unfair criticism that is heard daily in organizations of all sizes and types. “I’m given the responsibility to get something done, but never the authority to go with it!” There are undoubtedly many reasons why this happens, but two I want to talk about today are: Fear, and […]
By Martha O’Keefe, Associate Vice President of Workforce at Germanna Community College “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good,” was a quote I recently read in the Washington Post. It was said by one of the co-founders of Honest Tea beverage company as he discussed his business’ success over the years. That company has […]
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