Thought of Today: September 09, 2016 at 01:56PM

“Powerful, often invisible behavioral, social and cultural forces can cause leaders to espouse the infallible importance of unexamined virtues.”

“Some say good enough is for wimps, losers and cop-outs. But we set a trap for ourselves when we expect excellence in everything.”

“When leaders tolerate more playful experimentationon the path to a destination defined by excellence,they increase the chances that people will stay engaged and produce truly distinguished work.”

“Prioritizing team goals over individual goals means that when one person slacks off, someone else has to do additional work in order to prop up the low performer.”

“There is no greater danger to productivity than the standing committee meeting – a team for the sake of a team, a meeting for the sake of a meeting.”

“Leaders should collaborate only when they must.”

“How you construct meaning is the single most important act of leadership that you can make.”

“The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question.”

From Tipping Sacred Cows by Jack Breeden

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