Today, during practice 56, we covered Tommyc and Robert’s OPUS. We each wrote one curious and one challenging question. We went wherever the dialogue took us. It took us down some interesting bunny holes. We put a couple folks on the wall and had them attempt to hear what was being said while hurting. Could. Not. Do. It.

Remember this leader. Most humans are hurting most of the time.

So, when you speak they are likely not listening. They are hurting, not bad characters. They are in pain and cannot keep their mind focused on your language except for short bursts. This is another reason you must become ccd (clear, concise, and direct). The best way to ensure your message is heard is quite simple – use few words. You will not be remembered the first time you say something genius. You’ve got to repeat yourself to the point of being sick and tired of saying the same ole, same old. Your team is trying to hear you. They want to follow your lead, you know. The problem is they are hurting and you are too long winded. Fact.

This is not meant to hurt you, leader. It’s meant to help. Feedback is the breakfast of champions. When was the last time you got some?

Live hard. Love harder…

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