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You Only Get One Chance to Start You Only Get One Chance to Start
Leadership

You Only Get One Chance to Start

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 27, 2012

You only get one chance to start. True or false? I’ll be an economist for a minute and argue both sides. Situations where it’s true… – the first 30 days you’re married – your first quarter or semester in college – your first 90 days in a new job – when you move into a…

People Make Rules So They Don’t Have To Make Decisions People Make Rules So They Don’t Have To Make Decisions
Leadership

People Make Rules So They Don’t Have To Make Decisions

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 18, 2012

I hate stupid rules. When I see a sign that says “It is unlawful to bring your dog on the beach,” I want to go buy myself another dog just to break the rule. Why can’t I take my dog on the beach? Who made that rule? Don’t they don’t know how trustworthy I am?…

Organizations are born stoic but die epicurean Organizations are born stoic but die epicurean
Leadership

Organizations are born stoic but die epicurean

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 22, 2012

Wil Durant (1935-1975) is credited with coining this platitude. He was speaking of nations, but I believe it applies to organizations and to individuals. We start out fending for ourselves. We scratch and scrape, wasting little and stretching every dollar and minute for all we can get out of it. As we get more prosperous,…

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
Leadership

Surprise! Surprise!

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 8, 2012

Have you ever been completely surprised by the abrupt resignation of someone on your team? Have you ever gotten the call from your wife telling how your teenage son or daughter has done something totally uncharacteristic of them? It feels like a kick in the groin doesn’t it? Hurt. Betrayed. Unappreciated. Embarrassed. Ashamed. That’s how…

Sheepdog or Shepherd? Sheepdog or Shepherd?
Leadership

Sheepdog or Shepherd?

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 16, 2011

When I visited New Zealand a few years ago, I saw a demonstration of the well-trained working sheepdogs who daily move the sheep from place to place there. Incredibly quick and extremely tenacious, the dogs reminded me of some of the bosses I’ve had and, unfortunately, of some of my own leadership early on. I…

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