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Hugh Ballou on November 26th, 2014

Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.

- Roger von Oech

OppositeIf it’s not working, then change it! Sometimes, just doing the opposite of what you were doing brings new energy and different results to a project, culture, or activity.Many of the things we have been taught about leadership are now working for us in today’s culture.
Hugh Ballou on November 24th, 2014

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s a Missteak OOPS!I can tell you without shame that most of what I have learned comes from my own journey of discovery. That’s a different way of saying that I have learned from my own mistakes.

I have had excellent role models and teachers over the years, however, hearing the lessons and seeing the models is not an automatic formula for success. Musicians rehearse. Leaders should rehearse as well. Here’s the famous quote that comes to mind, “Perfect practice makes perfect.” That’s a highly misquoted phrase. Rehearsal is not effective if the musician rehearses the wrong notes. We learn the wrong thing by doing the wrong thing.

We have all had yeas of conditioning in doing the wrong things. We repeat those things and continue to get the wrong results.

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Hugh Ballou on November 21st, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending November 21, 2014

5 blogs that matterEvery day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:

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Hugh Ballou on November 19th, 2014

 

What is Leadership?

Transformational Leadership Accelerator

 

I’m starting a new tread of posts about leadership. Today’s post is my definition of leadership. In the next weeks, I will launch posts on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Monday thread will be:
Leadership Skills

The Wednesday thread will be:
Leadership Perspectives: Reverse Paradigms

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Hugh Ballou on November 7th, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending November 7, 2014

5 blogs that matterEvery day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:

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Hugh Ballou on October 31st, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 31, 2014

5 blogs that matterEvery day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:

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Hugh Ballou on October 28th, 2014

Success

Be at the top of your class

Are you in the 3%? Only three percent of the population will actually follow through with an idea and implement it. Yes, that’s the sad truth. Many, many people have great ideas; in fact, there is an abundance of great ideas. There are, however, very few people to see those ideas through to success.

This is the law of averages. Only 3% of the readers of this blog post will actually implement their ideas. Why? It’s the law of averages. Throughout history, this formula repeats itself.

So, the choice is yours. Do you want to be known as the person who actually succeeded? Maybe the winning idea is an idea that was given to you. The great idea does not have to be original.

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Hugh Ballou on October 24th, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 24, 2014

5 blogs that matterEvery day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:

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Hugh Ballou on October 17th, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 17, 2014

5 blogs that matterEvery day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:

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Hugh Ballou on October 10th, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 10, 2014

5 blogs that matterEvery day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:

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