Leap with courage and conviction....


Politicians don’t often talk about leaping an abyss: that’s more often reserved for the coyote in those Road Runner cartoons. But anyone thinking about doing something big like that needs the foresight and courage to take bold steps. Many of the things business leaders face require taking steps, both big and little, to handle their daily work. Think of these daily issues as candidates for a turnaround from where you are to where you need to be.  Like when there’s a problem with a subordinate’s attendance or performance: you can’t avoid it – it will only continue; you can’t give conflicting signals – be open and straight-forward about what’s expected and what will happen if the problem continues; and you don’t want to send mixed signals – people want to know where you stand so they know what they need to do. Doing too little is no good when leaping an abyss or dealing with difficult work issues. Never let an abyss, or an abysmal situation, keep you from being successful today.

David Lloyd George (1863 – 1945): British statesman and Liberal Party politician; he was the final Liberal to serve as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom