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The Five Deadly Traps of Mediocrity

Mediocre performers: Sap managers’ energy so they have less time for top performers Reduce quality of group discussions, lowering teams overall IQ Force others to…

The Big Secret Theory of Life

Many subscribe to some version of the “Big Secret” theory of life. The big secret theory is that there are short cuts, bags of tricks,…

Three Questions That Determine the Success of Your Pitch (And That Your Boss May Not Realize They Are Asking Themselves)

Quite frankly, ideas are a dime a dozen, even good ideas. It’s in the EXECUTION that most ideas succeed or fail. And odds are that…

Bitter or Better? Which Do You Chose?

Life happens. Good things, bad things. Sometimes we are dealt a good hand, sometimes a bad hand. Most everyone reading this blog has won what…

Riding the J-Curve of Accountability

Change is often more valued in the abstract than in reality; as the saying goes “Change is good, you go first.” Change, even in the…

An Often-Neglected Duty Leaders Owe Others

When a leader dodges the tough conversations, when they lack the courage to hold people accountable or the internal fortitude and strength of will to…

A Vital Key to Success That You’ve Been Taught Not To Do

From birth most of us have been taught to avoid confrontation, whether to be nice or to be liked or get along or just to…

Acing the Second Score

Your “First Score” is what happened the first time; the “Second Score” is how you handle it, how you respond when your First Score is…

FIVE FEARS AND HOW THEY SILENCE

We often fail to have the difficult conversations we need to have, leaving unspoken important truths. Why? – Fear of Confrontation/Conflict: From the playground onward, we…

Five Steps to Your Best Self

You have GREATNESS within you, waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better, growing, learning,…

Don’t Push: It Rarely Lasts

I was on Community Walks the other day with a Senior Team Member when we observed some glaring oversights. Committed and ever responsive, they vowed…

Are you a Pleaser or a Leader?

Pleasing people is NOT the same as leading people. We all want to be liked, we all want affirmation. Effective leaders need to be able…

You Can’t Get it All Done

Since you will NEVER get it all done, you must learn to focus on getting the most important things done. However, to do what is…

Three Philosophical Pillars of the Collier Companies

While there really is no bright dividing line between the “Three Philosophical Pillars” and in truth they tend to blend and flow into each other,…

TCC CULTURE: THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

At The Collier Companies, we value the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, a can-do attitude, a burning desire to grow and improve, to always…

10 POWERFUL BELIEFS of Successful People

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed. Maybe…

THE MAGIC POWER OF IMPOSSIBLE GOALS

“My goal is always the same: to keep the other player from ever scoring a point. That doesn’t always happen, but that’s what I try for.”…

Five Keys to Unlock Your Greatness

You have GREATNESS within you, waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better, growing, learning,…

Six Toxic Relationship Beliefs

“A good relationship doesn’t have problems; if it is meant to be, things work out on their own.” “Couples who are in love, who have…

10 Things the Most Successful People Are Always Doing

1. Planning their Lives, Working their Plan. Ordinary folks with a plan will go further than a genius without a plan. Most folks go the…

Problem Blindness

One obstacle with solving problems is when we can’t or won’t see the problem aka “problem blindness”. Problem blindness’s most common form is when something…

The Power of Upstream Thinking

You are walking by the side of a river when you hear screams of distress: a child is drowning. You plunge into the water and…

When “Nice” Isn’t

“He may be too nice a guy to fix things via challenging others.” We’ve all seen it, the person who lets sub-optimal situations fester, the…

Summum Bonum

Summum bonum is a Latin phrase meaning “the highest good” and represents a concept introduced by the Roman philosopher Cicero. While some philosophies associate the…

Beware Brittle Learning

“Brittle Learning” is superficial knowing; where you’ve memorized a few “lessons” but do not truly understand the underlying principles. The minute the environment changes (and…

Overlearning: Practice Beyond Perfect

Overlearning means learning more about a subject than the minimum necessary; also practicing a skill above and beyond achieving threshold mastery. The theory being that…

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