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Steve, I like your idea of basically "earning" permission to be yourself (presuming "yourself" is in fact a bit different, maybe outlandish) by first focusing on delivering results. Nonconformance is terrific if the goal isn't simply to be, well, nonconforming. Focus on delivering value, and then the methods on how you do so can truly become your own.

peter vajda

"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people."

And, many forfeit three-fourths of themselves in order to be liked by other people.

Steve Roesler

Hello, Greg,

Indeed, non-conformance for its own sake doesn't add anything to the mix unless you're attending a Woodstock reunion in which case, everyone at this point is actually conforming.

Some recent business conversations have surprised me. There are still folks who, although on board with the team notion of "What value do we deliver?" aren't asking "What value do I deliver?" Your point is a powerful one.

Steve Roesler

Peter, that could be the money line for the year. Indeed.

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