Habitudes

The Star Trek Principle

Did you know Star Trek was a flop when it first aired back in September of 1966?  People weren’t really that into it.  Ratings were mediocre and no real increase in viewership happened season over season.  So the 5 year mission of the USS Enterprise was cut short to only Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Gorillas In Hawaii

This Habitude is all about being proactive, persistence, and passionate (nice alliteration huh?).  The story goes a man was given the task of finding a gorilla to put in a TV commercial.  Not a big deal right?  Well they were in Hawaii.  Lots of dead ends.  After weeks and weeks, Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Small Sprocket

The idea of small sprocket is it will take a small sprocket spinning like crazy to get a bigger sprocket to make just one revolution.  This means the leader will have to work like crazy just to get members of the team to buy in to the vision, let alone Read more…

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Barn Building

The Habitude of Barn Building is all about figuring out what is most important and doing that.  In years gone by, a family would buy a piece of property and the first structure to be built was the barn.  The barn housed all the animals, which made it possible to Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Taxi Principle

The Taxi Principle is this: always ask the price before you get into a cab.  Anyone who has spent a large amount of time in a big city knows taxi cab prices are subjective (maybe this should be updated to the Uber Principle).  Fake Taxis will take you for a Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Choir Director

As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”.  This particular book is the 3rd in the series.  You can read the other posts in this Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Duck Hunting

Success in Duck Hunting is defined differently that success in hunting most other animals.  You don’t focus on the ducks that got away; you focused on the ducks you actually bagged.  You might see hundreds of ducks when you go on a hunt, but you only bag a few.  Those Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Big Rocks First

The Pareto Principle tells us about setting priorities.  It basically says 20% of the work produces 80% of the results.  The problem is it can be hard to find which 80% of the work needs to go and which 20% needs to stay.  When we plan our days, we need Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Bit Market

People need to understand there is no market for drill bits.  Only for holes.  Once a new, more efficient, and cheaper way comes about, drill bits will stop being bought.  No one buys a drill bit just to buy a drill bit.  They buy them to drill holes. My “hole” Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Paul Revere Principle

The Paul Revere Principle is about influence.  The night Paul Revere made his historic ride, another man did exactly what he did.  The other man was unsuccessful in stirring his people to action.  You can have two people doing the exact same thing, but only someone with influence will stir Read more…

By Brian, ago