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Peter Koehler

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Default Yes

Recently an opportunity came across my desk.

I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.

Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.

Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good time. Thanks . . .

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April 05, 2016

Embracing Mistakes

In his book When Breath Becomes Airneurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi writes about the medical practice of holding a periodic morbidity & mortality conference.

We reviewed overnight events, new admissions, new scans, then went to see our patients before M&M, or morbidity and mortality conference, a regular meeting in . . .

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February 26, 2016

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

As a leader, you have to repeat yourself a lot.

As a leader, you have to repeat yourself a lot.

See what I did there? 

If you're not used to repetition, it can feel strange.

But do not fear the repetition!

Often, it takes 3, 4, 8, 10, 20 times before a message begins to resonate with the people you are trying to change.

That's OK. Keep . . .

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February 17, 2016

A Bias Toward Action

I recently read The Everything Store by Brad Stone about Amazon and Jeff Bezos.

One of Bezos' key tenants that really stuck with me was having a "bias toward action."

I introduced the phrase to our team at Green Zebra, and I am slowly trying to integrate the principle more into my daily life - both at work and in the rest of my . . .

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April 30, 2015

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