Do something. Blame no one. Make no excuses.


I was visiting my son Axel this week-end in Tallahassee, FL., when I saw a poster tapped on his wall with these slogans: Do something. Blame no one. Make no excuses.

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First, I made a selfie and asked him about the poster which exhibits a photo of the new coach Willie Taggart known in the college football community for his mantra and social media hashtag “#dosomething.”

“Coach is doing well,” he told me, having his latest victory in Louisville. “We are preparing the big game this coming Saturday against Miami,” he added.

University of Miami and Florida State university are long time football archrivals.

Searching more on Taggart, I found out he has made the #dosomething his life’s motto.

“I just look at myself, my journey, I never blamed anyone,” Taggart told an audience in Tallahassee reported by the Tampa bay Times.

“I never made any excuses for me not being successful. I just worked my tail off (…) So that’s been my motto my entire life: Blame no one, make no excuses. You’ve gotta do something.”

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Leadership & Communication tips in this new information age from leadership guru Chris Brady


Leadership expert Chris Brady posted on his blog (chrisbrady.typepad.com) an interesting article on how to communicate in this new information age dominated by  too much of every kind of information: emails, texts, phone messages, instant messages, links, news, announcements, requests, solicitations, spam, social networking updates, and invites to just about anything.

Here are some learning lessons Chris Brady  shared  with us  to better join into the conversation.

1. Keep it short. 

More than ever, being concise is critical.

2. Be interesting.

If you’re going to say something, be sure you have something to say!

3. Be authentic.

The most effective tool for getting noticed is your own, authentic personality. Be who you are. Nobody else can, and that’s probably your biggest advantage.

4. Be creative.

As Maximus said in Gladiator, “I’ll win the crowd. I’ll give them something they’ve never seen before!”

5. Be clear. 

There is nothing worse than a message or communication that doesn’t make any sense.

6. Use a call to action.

What do you want to happen as a result of what you are saying? Make it clear and obvious. “Tell us what you want, what you really really want.”

7. Have fun.

It’s refreshing to deal with people who are comfortable enough in their own skins to allow fun to seep into everything they do.

These are seven lessons for Chris Brady, leadership guru and New York Times best-selling  author. Go out there, and have some fun to communicate your message.

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