Tag Archives: Thomas D. Willhite

Always volunteer for the worst assignments

90% of the time, if you volunteer, you’re gonna be stuck doing some sh*tty job. But every now and then when you volunteer for something, it’s actually gonna be something pretty awesome that you’ll be glad you had volunteered for.   … Continue reading

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Reinvent Yourself . . . especially with a short runway

 People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. ~Warren Bennis One of my favourite movies is the 2001 epic war film, Pearl Harbor,  starring Ben Affleck, Josh … Continue reading

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Why Culture Change is Like Cooking . . .

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”  ~Julia Child I must confess, I enjoy watching cooking programs on the lifestyle channels on TV.  It really doesn’t matter if its Italian, French, British, or Cowboy … Continue reading

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Same Ol’ Tom? . . .

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy  Highly motivated business executives and managers tend to work hard as they climb the corporate ladder, accepting more and more responsibility as the progress.  They learn everything they can about … Continue reading

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You’re Not a Work-a-holic, You’re a Work-a-Like-It!

Why do CEOs, young executives, entrepreneurs, skilled craftsmen, nurses and the many others of us work so hard and such long hours?  It’s not because we have no choice, it’s because we like it.  We like the possibility that we … Continue reading

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If It Feels Good Tomorrow . . .

Been busy this past week launching my new business book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, so this is a repost from 2011.  One of my favorites. In 1973 I met a man who changed my life.  His … Continue reading

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The Five Foundations of Effective Leadership

Note:  This is reblog of a post I wrote in December, 2012, but I have had numerous requests to repost it. __________________________________ To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on … Continue reading

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