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The Success Trap

| September 15, 2009

by Jim Bruce

Today’s Tuesday Reading is “The Success Trap”, from Jeffrey Pfeffer’s August 25th,  BNET Column, The Corner Officer on August 25, 2009.

Pfeffer’s thesis is simple:  When we become successful, it is very easy to drop our guard, to not maintain our standards (much less build on them), and to rest on our laurals.

He argues that to maintain our successes we have to understand the basis of our success and maintain a laserlike focus, discipling ourselves to maintain, and even improve, on what made us successful to begin with.

Now might be a good time to take a look at your results.  Are their areas where you need to sharpen your focus to regain or improve on your past successes?


Have a great week.  .  .  .  .     jim