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Steve’s Memes: Being a Victim is Easy






TODAY’S LESSON: Don’t allow others to define you.     Becoming a victim is easy. Everywhere you turn there’s someone that will tell you why you’re being held down by others… Remember what Henry Ford said: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right.” TODAY’S LESSON: Stop being defined by others. Successful(…)






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Steve’s Memes: The Best Defense Against Criticism






Today’s Lesson: No one can make you feel unworthy unless you let them.   You may have heard the saying that “the best offense is a great defense,” but did you know the reverse is true when it comes to others’ negative perceptions of you? Yep: Your best defense to criticism is a great offense!(…)






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Steve’s Memes: Speak Up If You Want To Be Heard






TODAY’S LESSON: The biggest thing stopping you is you!   It’s a fact: the acoustics are always better in your shower. So what? That doesn’t mean you can’t still become a famous singer. The only thing stopping you from surpassing your dreams is you. TODAY’S LESSON: Get up. Clean up. Pull on your big girl(…)






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Steve’s Memes: Stop Talking; Start Doing






Today’s Lesson: Talk is cheap. Perhaps you should actually accomplish a thing or two before you clock out today.   Do people in your company get hung up on words instead of deeds and actions? TODAY’S LESSON: Instead of telling everyone how you’re going to succeed, it’s better to actually succeed and then explain to those that care how you(…)






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Steve’s Memes: Manage the Activities






Today’s Lesson: Focusing only on results ensures your team will shortcut your processes   If you live in a process-driven culture, you don’t need to focus so much attention on the end product or even the bottom line. TODAY’S LESSON: Manage the activities and the results will come.  






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Steve’s Memes: New Year’s Resolutions






Today’s Lesson: Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Always Fail   Have you ever wondered why most New Year’s Resolutions fail? TODAY’S LESSON: Lasting improvement is not driven by a change in the calendar. Lasting improvement only happens when your needs finally outweigh your desire to sit on your butt.  






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Steve’s Memes: Inspect What You Expect?






Today’s Lesson: Stop Tolerating Mediocrity   “Inspect What You Expect” is a true, but wholly worthless adage. Why? Because bad leaders are the ones who most need to heed this advice; yet bad leaders NEVER INSPECT ANYTHING! (No matter how many motivational posters you have hanging around to remind them.) TODAY’S LESSON: Your team will(…)






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Steve’s Memes: Are Your Teams Too Busy To Improve?






Today’s Lesson: If you’re not innovating, you’re obsolescing   All successful, enduring companies have one thing in common: Innovation. (Simply put, they strive for Continuous Improvement.) TODAY’S LESSON: If your teams are too busy to improve, it’s time to find new leaders for those teams.  






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Steve’s Memes: Dreading Monday Mornings






Today’s Lesson: It’s time to stop dreading Mondays   You know you love what you do when you’re genuinely excited Sunday night at the very thought that you get to go to work tomorrow. TODAY’S LESSON: There is something out there for you that will make you feel this way. Don’t stop looking for the next(…)






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Steve’s Memes: Negative People






  Today’s Lesson: Identifying Problems is Easy   Isn’t it interesting how the negative people in your life tend to spend most of their time trying to get you to join in their misery? TODAY’S LESSON: It’s not hard to find people who can identify problems. To be truly valued in your organization, become the(…)






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