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The Piercing Sound of “OOPS” !

May 20, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

To countless business owners and managers, that simple, one syllable, short, easy to say word …”OOPS”… is a piercing sound to their ears. It is identifying to them that something bad is getting ready to happen; complications, problems, glitches, issues, delays are now on the horizon that could possibly lead to upset clients or even losing clients. But most assuredly, “Oops” is getting ready to cost you money.



Parachute Packing

May 7, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

I received this story from a dear friend and just had to share it with you. Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience!



Why Experience the Pain

May 1, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

A person who had just had their 70th birthday was asked by a friend, what sort of changes they were feeling inside? They sent the following reply:



Excel at Excuses – Fail at Life

May 16, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

I once read, “excuses are the lies you tell yourself.” That is a powerful statement. It is important to understand that great leaders never expect results from those who give excuses. They will go find someone else to get the job done. So, if you are looking for a great excuse to explain why you didn’t accomplish something, remember this rule: those who excel at excuses seldom excel at anything else. Great leaders are well aware of that rule. I find people who are good at making excuses, are seldom good at reaching goals, solving problems, and leading people. I am tired of people who say…



Get the M.U.D. Out of Your Life

May 9, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

Years ago, Toyota embraced and developed a methodology for identifying and removing inefficiencies and waste in what came to be known as the famous Toyota Production System. Companies worldwide came to their facilities to see just how Toyota was accomplishing such incredible production efficiencies.



Give More - Get More

May 2, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Sometimes you can end up getting more by giving more than is necessary. I think the following old story gives a great example of what I mean. (the author is anonymous)



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