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What Mickey Mouse has to do with taking the mission seriously, and yourself lightly.

Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 4:38 pm by Gary Winters

In an earlier post, I offered Seven Simple Rules for Leaders. The fourth one is Take your mission seriously, and yourself lightly. Let’s discuss. I once facilitated a large conference for a company which was in the middle of some very serious challenges from competitors. There was a feeling of “doom and gloom” in the […]


Coke, Pepsi, and On Being a Monomaniac on a Mission

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 12:00 pm by Gary Winters

In my last post, I offered Seven Simple Rules for Being a Leader. First on the list is: Be a monomaniac on a mission. Let’s take that a little deeper. Two of the most successful companies on the planet are Coke and Pepsico. They battle one another across the globe for market dominance. As you […]


Leadership, General Motors and the Law of Distraction

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 4:26 pm by Gary Winters

The Law of Attraction (to me) is the principle that we don’t always get what we want in life, but we frequently get what we expect. How did someone say it? “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” So it’s vital to set high standards for ourselves and our teams, and it’s critical […]


My Favorite Leadership Quotations

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 12:56 pm by Gary Winters

I wrote in an earlier post that these are the BEST of times. Not because the economy is on track, or business is booming, or peace is breaking out around the world. None of those things is true – at least, not today. Still, these are the best of times for leaders. People are looking […]