Thoughts on Leadership: Why You Shouldn’t Just Try

By Gino Blefari

This week, Inc. Magazine asked me to name one jargon term I thought should be eliminated from business-speak. My pick? “Try.”

Let me explain: “Try” is the absolute archenemy to accomplishment, a word loathed by leaders around the world … and beyond. (Even Jedi Master Yoda famously said, “Do or do not. There is no try.”)

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Thoughts on Leadership: Serving for Success

By Gino Blefari

The packed crowd at London’s Wimbledon Stadium erupted into thunderous applause on Saturday as Serena Williams defeated Garbiñe Muguruza to win her sixth Wimbledon title (and 21st major championship). Serena’s game was slightly shaky, her serves at times meandering just outside the line, her groundstrokes less than certain. But Williams is a master at mastering adversity, and delivered enough winners and aces to claim the coveted Venus Rosewater Dish, Wimbledon’s time-honored trophy. Her resilience is admirable, and a quality any inspired business leader must strive to achieve. What else can we glean from Serena’s success? In a recent article, famed speaker and motivator Tony Robbins outlined four lessons to be learned from the tennis superstar:

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