One of my favorite quotes comes from leadership guru John Maxwell who made the profound observation that “The longest distance between two points is a shortcut!”

My business experience has provided me with countless examples where employees or organizations attempted to get results as quickly and easily as possible, often leading to disastrous outcomes.

The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary!

When thinking in terms of employee performance, leaders should closely monitor not only the results but also how they are being achieved. Taking shortcuts tends to leave a trail that includes less than optimal consequences.

In business and life, anything worth doing is worth doing right.  The quality of one’s work is often in direct correlation to the amount of “heavy lifting” that has occurred in route to the finished product.

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