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Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations by Ken Blanchard

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Chapter 1. Is Your Organization High Performing?

Don Carew,Fay Kandarian,Eunice Parisi-Carew,Jesse Stoner,Ken Blanchard

Marksmen will tell you that if you’re going to aim for a target, you should go for the bull’s-eye. The reason for that is if you miss the bull’s-eye, you’re still on the target. But if all you do is aim for the target and you miss, you’re nowhere. Don Shula, who coauthored Everyone’s a Coach with Ken Blanchard, always told his Miami Dolphins football team that the target they were aiming at was to win every game. Was that possible? Obviously not, but if you don’t shoot for excellence, you never have a chance of getting there. That’s probably why Don Shula’s teams won more football games than those of any coach in the history of ...

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