Army Of One Or A Fireteam?

I vividly remember the old Army slogan: Be all that you can be. The Army slogan then changed to: An Army Of One.

The Army Of One slogan never sat well with me. Sure, it sounds great to someone who wants to be free and on their own. They can be their own army. They can go after the enemy as the Lone Ranger.

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Photo by Papaioannou Kostas

But is an Army Of One truly effective? One man, going out on his own (other than John Wick or Bryan Mills), is not going to be very effective.

He will run into situations he is poorly suited for. He will look around and find no one to help him. In the end, he will flounder because he was on his own.

The Best Black Friday Deals For Leaders

Do you get sucked into Black Friday deals like the deals are a black hole? It is easy to be sucked into the deals on Black Friday because of the low price points. However, many people have regrets over their purchases on Black Friday.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to regret your Black Friday purchases like you do after stuffing your face on Thanksgiving. There are deals out there on Black Friday that can leave you feeling satisfied.

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These deals are deals that can help you improve your leadership abilities or productivity. Today, we’re going to look at the best Black Friday deals for leaders.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 21 Bridges

A Reel Leadership Article

21 Bridges is a hot new release that faces some stiff competition. Released on the same weekend as Frozen 2, the sequel to the original Frozen movie, 21 Bridges has an uphill battle to win. However, if you’re able to leave the kids at home (or send them to see Frozen 2), you will be able to see a thrilling cop drama.

21 Bridges tells the story of NYPD detective Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman from Black Panther). His world is turned upside down as a massive manhunt begins for two cop killers, Michael (Stephan James) and Ray (Taylor Kitsch).

Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges

The story goes even deeper as Andre realizes something isn’t right with the narrative being told about the murder of 8 cops. There is a dark web being spun. And it’s not by the cop killers.

Why You Should Embrace Change

Leading Through Change

I can hear your groans as I type this. Why, oh why, should I embrace change?

Change is difficult. Change is yucky. And change means things will be different.

You’re correct on all of those accounts. I won’t deny change is difficult, yucky, or even different. Change can be all of those things.

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Photo by Allef Vinicius

But change is also good. Change brings life and newness to your organization.

Why You Should Embrace Change

Change brings life:

That’s the first reason you should embrace change. Change will help your organization evolve and grow.

When I think of this, I think of what Ken Harrison is doing with the Christian men’s ministry of Promise Keepers. I heard Ken speak at Barn Base Camp in August.

He shared about his life. Then he shared about Promise Keepers and what they’re doing.

Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing

Leading Through Change

Yup, you heard me right. Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing…

On this blog. In your world. Everywhere around you.

Change is constantly happening. You cannot stop change. You can only try to hold off change for so long before it overcomes you.

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Photo by Linus Nylund

That’s okay. You and I need to learn how to be okay with a constantly changing world. If we’re not, we will get left behind and we soon won’t recognize the world we’re in.

Even with embracing change, you may not recognize the world. Change happens and it happens fast.

Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing

Things are changing. We know that. We have to live with this truth. But what is changing?

In the broadest sense, everything is changing. Your

  • Business is changing. New customers are coming. Old customers are leaving. What you do in business has been tweaked. How you do business is different. Your business is changing.