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Time To Get Uncomfortable

By Gary Rich on Oct. 31, 2011 in Leadership Bites


Lifting weights is uncomfortable, so is running up hills, dieting, studying for a calculus exam, learning a new language or discussing your fears with a therapist. I can’t think of anything we do that facilitates our individual growth or development that’s as comfortable as sitting around in familiar surroundings, doing the usual.

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If You Can’t See The Target…

By Gary Rich on Oct. 24, 2011 in Leadership Bites


I remember my first budget submission as a GM like it was yesterday.  After a month of careful analysis and discussion with everyone involved, my CFO and I landed on a number that was both difficult but attainable. Some stretch but nothing crazy. I was proud of the discipline the team had applied to the exercise. After a full day presentation to the CEO he thanked us for our effort and said he’d get back to us once the other units had rolled up. Three days later he called and took my number up by twenty percent.

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