Overconfidence

Dan O’Brien was as close as you’ll ever get to a sure bet for winning a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.  At the 1991 World Championships, he’d posted the top score in five of the ten events comprising the men’s decathlon.  In contrast, none of the 26...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #5

Today’s blog will wrap up this series on successfully resolving issues the first time around, thereby avoiding reliving bad days like Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in the comedy Groundhog Day.  We’ve covered the first four principles below…so on to...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #4

Let’s continue our series on the following principles for resolving issues the first time around, thereby avoiding the unpleasant experience of weatherman Phil Connors in the best comedy ever made (in 1993, anyway), Groundhog Day:    Find the REAL...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #3

In this series, I’m covering five principles that will help organizations like yours avoid repeating bad days, such as those experienced by Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in 1993’s groundbreaking comedy Groundhog Day.  They are:    ...

Essential Leadership Cycle Podcast – Episode 10

Episode 10 – Putting It All Together Welcome to episode 10 of the ELC podcast.  I am your host and intentional leader, Rob Fisher, coming to you from the AEROhp.com Studios in the FIT Center for Excellence, here in Concord, NC! In the last episode, we described...

Essential Leadership Cycle Podcast – Episode 9

Episode 9 – Learning and Continuous Improvement Welcome to episode 9 of the ELC podcast.  I am your host and intentional leader, Rob Fisher, coming to you from the AEROhp.com Studios in the FIT Center for Excellence, here in Concord, NC! In the last episode, we...

Essential Leadership Cycle Podcast – Episode 8

Episode 8 – Accountability Welcome to episode 8 of the ELC podcast.  I am your host and intentional leader, Rob Fisher, coming to you from the AEROhp.com Studios in the FIT Center for Excellence, here in Concord, NC! In the last episode, we described the sixth...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #2

For this series, I’ve drawn inspiration from the comedy Groundhog Day, which was released by Columbia Pictures in 1993.  In this classic movie (classic to me, anyway), cranky weatherman Phil Connors finds himself reliving the same bad experiences over and...

Avoiding Groundhog Day – Principle #1

One of my all-time favorite movies is 1993’s Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors repeatedly relives the same day until he eventually gets it right.  Phil has a luxury that we seldom get in real life, in that he gets to apply lessons...
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