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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence

Do What You Do Best

January 19, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

LEGO, the renowned Danish toy company, was established in 1932. Over nearly 90 years, its iconic bricks became synonymous with the toy industry's success. However, in the early 2000s, LEGO faced a severe financial crisis, flirting with bankruptcy and endangering its brand. This crisis resulted from diversification into unsuccessful ventures, competition from electronic toys, and significant manufacturing inefficiencies. Simply stated … along the way … they lost their way.

Stepping Up Your Game

January 14, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

May I suggest a mantra for us all to follow for 2024: "Elevate Your Excellence: Step Up Your Game!" In the ever-evolving landscape of personal and professional development, the phrase "STEPPING UP YOUR GAME" resonates as a call to action—an invitation to embrace the pursuit of excellence. It represents a mindset that goes beyond the ordinary, urging individuals to unlock their full potential, both in their careers and personal lives.

Keep Going

January 7, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

No one is immune to encountering challenges. Even successful or admirable individuals face problems, difficulties, and complexities. There are no strict boundaries when it comes to screwing-up; failures, errors in judgment, slip-ups, accidents, and blunders can happen to anyone … regardless of their talents, skills and knowledge.

Throw Down the Gauntlet

January 29, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

To throw down the gauntlet means … to challenge. The term comes from the time of medieval knights when a knight would offer a challenge by throwing down his gauntlet (a metal glove which formed part of his suit of armor). The other knight accepted the challenge by picking up the gauntlet; to take up the gauntlet means to accept a challenge.

The Importance of Simplifying

January 22, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

Great management guru, Peter Drucker, was awarded over 25 honorary doctorates. He wrote 39 books that were translated in over 30 languages … which adds up to over 10,000 pages of his insights on business. One of my favorite quotes by him is: “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.”

How Bad Do You Want It?

January 8, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

I love this video. Watch Video It is the perfect depiction of "Giving Your All." The question we all need to ask, and answer is, "How bad do we want success?" The runner in this video was willing to put it “ALL” out there to win. It’s another new year and people making “New Year’s Resolutions” are happening all around us. Last year for my first New Year’s article I pointed out - “25% of the people who take the time to write-up their New Year’s Resolution, only last one week, before going back to their old ways. That number jumps to 34% by the end of one month. The Statistic Brain Research Institute found that only 8% are successful in achieving their resolutions; now that is a depressing number.”

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