Why You Sometimes Need to Let Others Hold You Back

Sometimes, if you want to change the world (or even just an organization), you have to let others hold you back.

Wait a minute, Matt? Aren’t I supposed to be a hard-charging, take no prisoners, chase after my dreams, world changer? Yes, but sometimes you need to let others hold you back…

From your own overeagerness. From your blindness to potential problems. From your own stupidity.

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Last weekend, my wife Tara and I completed our second Fort4Fitness half-marathon.

Why Some Teams Stay Motivated While Others Crash and Burn

Why do some teams seem to perpetually stay motivated while others fall flat?

You probably know the answer if you search deep down. You’ve likely worked for leaders who are great at keeping their teams motivated and for others whose teams have no energy at all.

So what is the secret to their success? That’s what one coaching client recently wanted to know.

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“Matt, my team is on the edge of burnout,” a coaching client said to me recently. “We continue to grow, but the pace has slowed down. Two years ago, everyone was so full of energy. Now it just seems like everyone is going through the motions.”

What Would Sam Walton Think of Today’s Wal-Mart? Part Two – Principles 6-10

There is no denying that Sam Walton was one heck of a businessman.

And his rules for building a business clearly worked. But where is Wal-Mart today? And what would Sam think?

Original Walmart Sam Walton

His Ten Rules for Building a Business are found in his book, Sam Walton: Made In America. Yesterday, we covered rules 1-5 and where Wal-Mart stands today. Today, we’ll take a look at the last five.

Here are the remaining rules for building a business and what I think Sam would think today.