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No More Pencils, No More Books

No More Pencils, No More Books

By: Ross Paterson

My youngest son, Jamie, graduated from college on Saturday (even though the actual ceremony was postponed until August). The psychological pressure of higher education, without the reward of actually getting things done, is the strangest of human experiences. There is a huge sense of relief upon graduation, no more papers due, no more tests on the horizon.


XM Truth: There are still tests.


The recent challenges have tested every person, every system, and every business. The XM Performance team is a group of human, organizational, and business performance mad scientists. Watching our clients fight through tough challenges has greatly accelerated our development, and our capacity to deliver solutions and results.


Small and Medium Business (SMB) teams that have invested in their leaders and managers, inviting them into strategic and tactical planning processes, have proven to be much more nimble. New ideas get developed into experiments, feedback gets evaluated, and plans for effective pivots get executed. The owners of these businesses don’t have to create every new idea or push every initiative through. I wish we had space to share all of the wins.


If you received one of the PPP or EIDL loans, now would be a great time to invest in your leaders and managers. We have leadership training groups starting in North Texas and Phoenix in June and July. Groups for front line managers and executive level leaders. Find out more about these programs here.