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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Say What?

December 19, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

The ability to communicate is the single most important skill determining your success in life. No matter where you are from, what you do, or what position you hold, you must communicate effectively if you want to succeed. The key word in that last sentence is “Effectively.” Research has demonstrated people only read about 20% of the text, therefore, 80% of information is being overlooked. Let me put it another way: 5 times as many people read ONLY the headline … that is why there is much more pressure surrounding the headline than many other parts of the content. 



Sometimes Bad Happens

December 12, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

There is NO immunity to having problems. Successful and/or good people have problems, issues, and complications. “Bad” has no boundaries; bankruptcy, failure, mistakes, wrong decisions, setbacks, illness, poor choices, gaffes, errors, slip-ups, disappointments, and blunders can happen to anyone. They aren’t immune to any of these things and having a great attitude doesn’t protect them from having bad things happen to them, either; that “myth” is a total misnomer.



A Higher Line Mentality

December 5, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

There are certain times in our business and personal lives that we have to make important decisions that will have a huge impact on our future. These “defining moments” or “critical choices” are the difference between clarity or confusion, misery or joy, success or failure. Several years ago, I was the recipient of some rather profound commentary on life. It didn’t come to me via some world-renowned scholar or teacher; it was casually presented to me by my son Tyler, who at the time was a 21-year-old college student. We were talking about his first few years away at college and I asked him how he goes about making important decisions. He thought for a moment and then said: (I am paraphrasing to the best of my memory) …



The Power of TRUST

December 13, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

What makes a company great? Its CULTURE.
What makes a great corporate culture? LEADERSHIP.
What makes a great Leader? TRUST.



It Can Only Be Earned

December 16, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

The definition of RESPECT is: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. The RESPECT I want to address today is RESPECT gained by your qualities, your character, your integrity, and your actions in your daily life. This type of RESPECT cannot be bought. It cannot be demanded. Fear will never earn it. It can only be given. And, most importantly, you must give it to get it.



The World is Rich in Genius but Poor in Wisdom

December 2, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

Back in 1900, the life expectancy for someone living in the United States was forty-seven years old; today it is seventy-eight. An interesting thing is happening in America today, Baby Boomers are retiring, only to start another career. They are hard-workers, and many of them like working, but they want a new challenge, and many have NO intention of retiring.



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