TRIPLE III TIME: The 2018 “Leadership Pledge”

pledgeAs I considered what the first TRIPLE III TIME message should be for 2018…my thoughts instantly circled around the traditional “New Year’s Resolution” practice.  Well I could come up with a large number of Resolutions (far beyond a TOP 10), but instead I thought it more valuable to offer a Leadership Pledge…that would feel satisfying even if recited everyday.

Here goes: As a LEADER everyday…EVERYDAY (you need to say it louder the second time) I will:

  • Smile from the positives that happen today.
  • Walk past the mad/angry feelings of unmet expectations.
  • Practice a sense of urgency in all that I do.
  • Exercise my creative/innovative muscles so they offer a “good” hurt.
  • Shake hands STRONGLY with everyone that I meet.
  • Think today about something to look forward to tomorrow.
  • Run quickly to any new personal/professional opportunity.
  • Roll around in every success so it gets all over me.
  • Reach back for help/advice from true friends/colleagues.
  • Remember that the word “NO” is very small.

Go ahead and say it over a few times.  Don’t just say it in your mind…say it out loud.

Now I think we are ready for 2018!

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on January 5, 2018, in Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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