7/20/69

Lance Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Leadership Leave a Comment

An audacious goal…   A ridiculous time line…   Necessary tools and materials that hadn’t been invented yet…   Starting already behind the competition…   A vision that had to overcome the loss of the Leader…   An organization that had to face catastrophic failure…   Despite all this … MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:   What’s your excuse for not leaving your …

Squeezing the Trust Out of Life

Lance Discipline, Integrity, Leadership Leave a Comment

The task of holding water in your hands demands calm, relaxed, open hands. Brute force and a tight grip are utterly counterproductive to the effort. People are no different. Whereas Trust and Persuasion create a relational flywheel that makes trust and persuasion easier the next time, Control and Coercion/Manipulation create the opposite effect. Each iteration in that direction becomes less effective, requiring even more brute …

Quitting Forward

Lance Discipline, Ideas Leave a Comment

Quitting leaves such a bad taste in one’s mouth. It’s supposed to: without it, nothing worth doing would’ve ever gotten done. Quitting is associated with — Failure Weakness Immaturity Laziness Mediocrity Cowardice These are all correct, of course. Too often, though, we only contemplate quitting as a two dimensional question: “Did you quit or not?” If yes, welcome to the …