Competing against Your Potential

Competing against Your Potential

Most people think they should compete against the competition in business or their family, friends, neighbors, etc. personally. You should not compete against others, you should compete against yourself; you should compete against your potential. Whenever you feel like an underachiever or underdog, it is your potential talking. It is asking you, when are you going to go out and do what you are actually capable of? It took me 18 years to grow CFF to $36M. It took me 18 months to grow it to $100M. Why? I stopped competing with others and started competing against my potential.

– Matt Manero, Founder and President, Commercial Fleet Financing

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Ten Leadership Lessons from Jack Welch

Ten Leadership Lessons from Jack Welch

… You Do Not Want to Learn the Hard Way

  1. Attracting, developing and retaining world-class talent is a never-ending job.
  2. Be generous by love seeing each person on your team earn raises, get promoted and grow personally.
  3. Consistent, focused and simple communication travels faster and is understood better by the organization.
  4. Continuous learning is critical for success — make it a priority.
  5. Creating an environment of candor and trust is a must.
  6. Differentiation breeds meritocracy, sameness breeds mediocrity.
  7. In a performance culture, actions have to have consequences, both negative and positive.
  8. There is nothing more developmental and illuminating than dealing with adversity.
  9. You must distinguish between coachable development needs in your people and fatal flaws.
  10. Your company’s values and your personal values must be compatible.

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