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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Eliminating Bad Habits

August 29, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

We all have bad habits that could be ruining our careers. The key to success in business is eliminating bad habits and developing good ones. English novelist Charles Reade, I think said it best when he wrote: “Sow a thought and you reap an act; Sow an act and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”



The Psychology in Leadership

August 22, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

What are your employees thinking? What is bothering, annoying and/or frustrating them? What barriers are in their way that, in their opinion, are hindering them from performing their job properly, quickly, and efficiently?



Enthusiasm - The Electricity of Life

August 15, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

Emerson said, “Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.” I see enthusiasm as the critical trait, component, and ingredient in the personality of successful people. Enthusiasm is the gas that drives your engine on your journey towards SEEKING EXCELLENCE. With enthusiasm you will forever have the chance to succeed; without it, you have failed before you ever started. Some people show it differently than others, but that doesn’t mean it is any less powerful or they are any less committed.



The Disappointment of LESS

August 1, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

None of us like to be disappointed, but if we are alive, then we will always be dealing with some sort of personal disappointment. Today, I want to address the business side of disappointment and ask you, “How do you deal with companies that disappoint you?” My answer is simple: I take my business somewhere else. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.



Double Your Failures

August 17, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

No books have been written on surviving a pandemic of this magnitude. Many companies today are facing considerable difficulties, some even bankruptcy. I don’t want anyone to doubt their skills, talent, knowledge or leadership ability because of a disaster they didn’t cause. There will be a lot of lessons learned because of Covid-19, but there is also some good news coming the way for many people.



What Covid-19 is Teaching Companies

August 10, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

When the coronavirus pandemic erupted, COMPANIES HAD TO CHANGE. For most companies, business-as-usual for serving customers, working with suppliers, collaborating with colleagues, or getting anything done—had to be done differently and the changes had to be made immediately. Accelerating the scope and scale of innovation was a must. The speed of decision making took on a whole new meaning.



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