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Monthly Archives: April 1997

It Might Hurt, but the Love Never Leaves

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If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes, if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands, I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging; but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my […]

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Momentum

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A flywheel can propel you or it can break you. When you move to implement your strategy, things are going to start happening quickly. Your employees will be busy. Plans will unfold. Like switched-on machinery, your organization will hum with new activity. It’s easy to get excited at this point. […]

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9. Last come, first served

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You’re in charge of purchasing. You’ve just bid out a project to three suppliers, and after receiving two of the three bids, you’re not getting the pricing you’re looking for. You don’t have much time left. You know that if you share the price quotes with the third supplier they […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. PROVERBS 20:11 “What you’re doing speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.” “He’s all talk and no action.” “Actions speak louder than words.” We could continue with this list of clichés, but […]

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Good for You

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It might seem obvious to say that generosity is supposed to do somebody some good. But surprisingly, in the business of generosity, the results are sometimes overlooked because the emphasis is placed on the process instead of the outcome. We can be more involved in the busyness of generosity than […]

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Takers, Traders, and Givers

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In economic terms, there are three roles any one of us might be playing at any particular time: • takers—people who unfairly appropriate for themselves what belongs to others • traders—people who exchange good or services for money or some other consideration • givers—people who see a need in others […]

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Progression

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Advancement is about taking multiple steps, not making one genius move. Business scholar John Kotter examined more than one hundred companies that were trying to adapt to increasingly challenging competition. What did he discover? “The most general lesson to be learned from the more successful cases,” he reported, “is that […]

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