Category: Sue’s Daily Blog

#12 – Mistaking More for Better

Published on March 5, 2019 Written by

#12 – Mistaking More for Better When working with leadership teams, I’m often a broken record saying “less is more” and “do less better.” In the beginning of our work together, teams rarely heed this advice. After all, they are entrepreneurial leadership teams with fearless ambition, can-do attitudes and they are ultimately opportunists at heart. […]

#11 – The Mirror Is a Great Place to Start

Published on March 4, 2019 Written by

#11 The Mirror is a Great Place to Start I was recently at a quarterly EOS conference with my fellow implementers. We always share “AHAs” to provide opportunities for learning with one another. We exchange wisdom for the learning available to each other and it’s always worthwhile. I shared how there are times when I […]

#10 – Urgency vs. Desperation

Published on March 1, 2019 Written by

#10 Urgency vs. Desperation Urgency and desperation; they can appear so similar we confuse them when the stakes are high and timelines are short, yet they are very different. Perhaps they are cousins from the same family, one on the abundance side and one on the scarce side. Urgency breeds innovation, disruption and intentional immediacy. […]

#9 – Choosing Your Ride

Published on February 28, 2019 Written by

#8 Choosing Your Ride “I’m afraid of what might happen…” Really, do you like roller coasters? I’ve asked people this question for years when they talk about being afraid to do something. Some people love roller coasters and some people are scared of roller coasters and would rather do anything than ride on one; rarely […]

#8 – Patience

Published on February 27, 2019 Written by

#9 Patience Patience is a virtue most people I know sincerely struggle with. It’s something results oriented, fast-paced, get it done, “I’m filling my calendar to the max” people find hard to conceive of. And yet it’s the place where a majority of the “good stuff” in life finds you. When you’re not pushing, hustling, […]

#7 – Playing to WIN

Published on February 25, 2019 Written by

#7 Playing to WIN In blog #3, Playing Not to Lose, I showed a diagram about how people “play” in the game of life. I explained that what’s most impactful about the model for me is that very few people ever play to “WIN.” Most of us “play not to lose.” It’s safer there. And […]

#6 – Reaction’s Don’t Lie

Published on February 25, 2019 Written by

#6 – Reactions Don’t Lie Whenever I find myself triggered by an event, I know there’s learning available to me. If I bypass the opportunity to evaluate my reaction, I become a victim of whatever happened and can guarantee the next time a similar event occurs, I’ll react again – only it will be stronger […]

#5 – Small Things

Published on February 22, 2019 Written by

#5 Small Things As I sit on the plane during a busy week with one more day to work, looking forward to a full Friday and an equally full weekend, it occurs to me the little things really are the big things in life. It’s about having appreciation for the things my family, team and […]

#4 – F.E.A.R.

Published on February 21, 2019 Written by

#4 – F.E.A.R. It is a four letter word, and feels like one most of the time. It can dismantle the best of intentions, and ruin a perfectly good idea or day. When we lose track of the present, we can move into a state of worry, anxiety or fear about the future. We can […]

#3 – Playing Not to Lose

Published on February 20, 2019 Written by

#3 Playing Not to Lose I have a diagram I’ve used in teaching leadership for 30 years, it looks like this:                             It’s useful in many ways. In business, you can assess your team based on how they are playing and offer […]