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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Consequences

August 7, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

Is it easier to make a decision when you are spending other people’s money? Absolutely! You have nothing at risk. Would you have made that decision if you were putting your own money at risk? Our decisions have a great deal to do with how they affect us personally.



The Sophistication of Simplicity

July 10, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

Successful companies today are doing everything they can to simplify operations. Complicated policies, procedures, rules and regulations are being simplified, replaced or deleted. Subtraction is the exercise of genius … addition is the exercise of fools. Let me say that a different way: Simplifying is the exercise of genius… Complicating is the exercise of fools. So, SIMPLIFY your operations and your life every chance you get.



Corporate Decision Process

March 13, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

The great news is my wife’s emergency surgery was a success and she is on the mend. Taking care of her while she was recuperating was not an issue. That is just what you do … BUT … taking over “ALL” the things she does for the family, well that was a different matter. I needed to become Annie, and I had no idea what that entailed. Every time I turned around, there was something else that needed to be done or some errand that needed to be run.



Losing Over One Day Out of Every Work Week

September 26, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

Interruptions are one of the biggest sufferings in the workplace. They cause disruptions and unnecessary delays during working hours. A recent study shows an average of 28% of productivity is lost due to interruptions. That adds up extra 2.25 hours of work out of an eight-hour workday is lost!



Put Down the Glass

June 13, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

I want to discuss one aspect on leadership that I feel gets overlooked far too often; pushing yourself and your employees too far. Years ago, a speaker gave a great example on stress management (the author of the example is unknown). He held up a glass of water and then told the audience…



Why Do We Have That Rule?

April 21, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

If you are not really certain why a rule is in place or a procedure is being followed, then it’s time to get the answer or change what you are doing. Always remember … doing what you’ve always done may NOW be wrong.



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