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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


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.



Six Wishes for the Holidays

December 22, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

I wish the SPIRIT of the season to be with you and it follow you in everything you do. So, I offer six wishes, hopes and prayers, that will stay with you and always be there. I offer my wishes as gifts you cannot hold, but they are more precious than silver or gold. Here are my six wishes, hopes and prayers, they are now yours, so feel free to share.



Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

December 18, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

Excessive advertising is the price companies have to pay when they lack an exceptional corporate culture. “Corporate Culture” is the distinctive fundamental character or spirit of an organization that influences the general behavior of employees. Most of us have heard the statement, “As you treat you employees, they will in turn treat your customers the same way.” For some companies, that should be a chilling, scary, disastrous statement.



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