Because Winning Matters…

I received an email from a close adviser who has been a tremendous source of leadership to me over the year. In his short email, my friend made the follow accusation comment:


If nothing else, you’re one stubborn SOB…


THUS began a mental tailspin for the rest of the day… Stubborn? I had never thought about myself as being stubborn.

Determined? YES. But not stubborn.

But then I realized that it didn’t really matter. I know my style. I will do whatever it takes to WIN.

As Lombardi said, “fairly, squarely, by the rules – but WIN”… Does anything else really matter?

There’s a whole other topic here for discussion, namely around “what even is winning”. What does is look like? What does it feel like? How do you know when you have won something? For the time being, let’s just agree that: