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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Leadership Essential: I'm Not Making Excuses

"Excuses Change Nothing, But Make Everyone Feel Better." 
- Mason Cooley

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and they say, 
"I'm not making excuses but ....."? 

Perhaps you are even guilty of using this phrase yourself.  What typically follows this phrase?  If you listen closely you will indeed hear a long list of excuses about why the organization is not moving forward.  

  • What would happen if this phrase was banned from your organization?  
  • What if you were only allowed to focus on your initiatives instead of all of the obstacles?  
  • What if we weren't really making excuses?

I believe the results will be far more impressive than the reasons why we couldn't do it in the first place.

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