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--Doug Collins, member of '72 U.S. Olympic team that ultimately lost gold medal on a disputed call to Soviet Union, describes dramatic moments at end of game. We're losing by one. The Soviets have ball. The clock's running out. I hide behind center, bait a guy into throwing a pass, knock it loose and grab it. A Russian goes under me as I'm going up for lay-up. I'm KO'd for a second. The coaches run to me. John Bach, one of assistants, says, 'We gotta get somebody to shoot fouls." But coach Hank Iba says, 'If Doug can walk, he'll shoot.' That electrified me. The coach believed in me. I can't even remember feeling any pressure. Three dribbles, spin ball, toss it in, same as in my backyard. I hit 'em both and got lead. I didn't know what I was made of until then." –deep results.
--Herb Rammrath, a General Electric client of mine in late 1980s, told me this. "I was a young Naval officer reporting with many other new sailors aboard an aircraft carrier. The captain met us in a formation on flight deck. He shook my hand and went down line greeting many other sailors. I didn't think anything of it until several weeks later when he passed by me in a passageway. He said, ‘Hi, Herb!' I never forgot that. He remembered my name despite fact that he had met scores of new sailors that day. It's made a tremendous impact on me till this day." –deep results.
--Seeing abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison dragged with a rope down a Boston Street, Wendell Phillips became so outraged that he joined abolitionist movement and became one of its most effective activists. –deep results.
Many people go through their careers ignorant of deep results. But when you view your career as a whole, don't you think that ultimate yardstick of your life should be deep results? Deep results are not about getting but giving, not about doing but becoming, not about material accumulation but about enrichment of human relationships. From now on, when thinking about getting results in your jobs and your career, think too of deep results you should achieve.
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The author of 23 books, Brent Filson's recent books are, THE LEADERSHIP TALK: THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP TOOL and 101 WAYS TO GIVE GREAT LEADERSHIP TALKS. He has been helping leaders of top companies worldwide get audacious results. Sign up for his free leadership e-zine and get a free white paper: "49 Ways To Turn Action Into Results," at www.actionleadership.com