Do Unto Others ...
The goal of every action, every meeting, every project:
MAKE OTHERS SUCCESSFUL!
Can you honestly say that the questions you asked at the very last meeting you attended were ... directly & unequivocally ... about making others successful? (As opposed, say, to protecting your department's turf ... or your own turf.) Considering your next meeting, work assiduously on others' successes. Evaluate each comment-suggestion you make in that direct light.
Consider this advice in the exact terms it is stated (and see above, Never Eat Alone): I EXIST TO MAKE OTHERS SUCCESSFUL ... AND THIS IDEA ANIMATES MY EVERY WEE & GRAND ACTIVITY.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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