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Reporter Rob Asghar, via a Forbes article on how corporate CEOs could learn a thing or two about leading from college presidents:
As one college president told me, ‘You don’t say, ‘‘Professor Smith, I need you to make this change.’’ Instead, you say, ‘‘Professor Smith, I have a great idea I’d like to run past you. I really need your input in order to make this work, and I wonder if you have any thoughts about how to improve my idea and how to implement it?’’’”
This quote is taken from an excellent article on Ann Voskamp’s blog, based on a conversation with her daughter about comparing and measuring ourselves against others.
Here’s another great thought she shares:
“Know how Dad always tells the boys when they’re building something? ‘Measure twice cut once.’
“Well, when you’re building a life? Measure yourself once against anyone else – and you cut twice: them and you.”
I highly recommend that you read the whole thing…