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Are You Outstanding in Your Field?

I took this photo this week when we visited my in laws farm. You just can’t take a bad picture of these cows.

The old joke about a farmer being ‘outstanding’ in his/her field popped into my head.

A couple of months ago, we were up at the farm and I made this quick video about strategy. I thought you might enjoy it as it poses a question about what type of strategy you are pursuing.

As you watch the video, consider these questions.

  • Will your strategy make you, your team, and your organization outstanding in your field?
  • Or, will you just be one of many in the herd?

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