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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

“What’s the excuse this time?” So often our team embarks on a new initiative and partway in, we can already hear people beginning to frame excuses as to why it won’t (and eventually doesn’t) work. It’s very easy to come up with excuses – bad ones, mediocre ones and sometimes even moderately credible ones. What if we got them all into the open beforehand?

[ecko_alert color=”gray”]Pause and Reflect:

What if you held a team meeting and together posted on the board all of the possible excuses as to why this particular project will flop (or even just “fall short of expectations”)?

What might change about how you all execute when you all agree that no excuse already articulated is acceptable down the road?

You might just create more creative excuses but more likely you’ll create success.

-Corey Olynik[/ecko_alert]

Corey Olynik
Corey Olynikhttp://coreyolynik.com/
A sought-after professional facilitator and mentor since the 90’s, Corey works with difference-makers* in a number of different fields: entrepreneurs, political figures, not-for-profit leaders. “Most find themselves trapped ‘in their organization’ and unable to work ‘on their organization.’ Helping people make that transition (that leap!) is my passion.” Corey is a former broadcast executive, political strategist, pastor and corporate ladder-climber. He is an author, speaker and mentor/coach for business, non-profit and faith community leaders. Author of The Mentor’s Mentor, he also co-founded (with Wayne Stewart) Executive Directions, an innovative capacity-building program for high potential leaders in the non-profit sector. His next big project – The Tomorrow Institute – is being designed to encourage leaders to become thought leaders in their industry and their community. He has been publishing a weekly leadership question for over ten years that appears in in-boxes worldwide every Monday morning prompting difference-makers to look at life and leadership with fresh eyes. And his column “Time Out with the Coach” appeared monthly in Calgary Inc. magazine. Raised in Moose Jaw and educated in Saskatchewan and Kentucky, (plus some Executive Education at the Harvard Kennedy School), Corey is President of the Board of Directors at the ALEX Community Health Centre, an active Rotarian, a member of First Alliance Church, CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) and Mensa. Corey uncovers excuses and demands progress. As he says: “I love being in the room when someone’s lights go on.”

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