Tag: Leadership

JackNotes: Atomic Habits

Self improvement and how-to motivation by James Clear. Executive Summary The holy grail of habit change is not a single 1% improvement, but a thousand of them. It’s a bunch of atomic habits stacking up, each one a fundamental unit of the overall system. Awareness comes before desire. A craving is created when you assign meaning…

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The Last Word on Power: Executive Re-invention for Leaders Who Must Make the Impossible Happen

Summary of Tracy Goss book The Last Word on Power: Executive Re-invention for Leaders Who Must make the Impossible Happen I first met Tracy Goss, one of the foremost experts on transformational leadership in the late 1990s, as an executive at H-E-B Food/Drugs in Texas. I had been warned that grown men and women, people…

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Texas Governor Abbott Signs Executive Order To Protect Energy Industry From Federal Overreach

“Texas is a pro-energy state, and we will not sit idly by and allow the Biden administration or local governments to destroy jobs and raise energy costs for Texas families,” proclaimed Governor Greg Abbott as he signed an Executive Order to protect energy in the Lone Star State on Wednesday, January 28, 2021. Governor Abbott…

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If Ten Commandments Are Good Enough For Texas, Why Aren’t They in Schools?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, when he was the state’s Attorney General, fought (and won) to keep the Ten Commandments on the state Capitol grounds. He also won court victories protecting students’ rights to pray at school functions, including football games. Who cannot but ask themselves the haunting question: Why can’t students have the Ten Commandments…

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100 Ways to Motivate

Wake Yourself Up. Use Your Best Time for Your Biggest Challenge. Use the Power of Deadlines. Use Positive Reinforcement. Use 10 Minutes Well. Tune In Before You Turn On. Translate Worry into Concern. Track the agreement. To Motivate Your People, First Just Relax. Think of Management as Easy. Tell the Truth Quickly. Teach Your People…

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