Quotable Coach: Sometimes, You Climb A Tree

The Strategic Coach Team

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Gary Klaben is a highly successful entrepreneur and one of our Associate Coaches, but before rejoining civilian life, he was part of a specialty branch of the U.S. Army.

Out on exercises one day, his group found themselves completely lost. Comparing map and compass to the flat terrain just confused them more. So Gary asked one of his sergeants to bring him the newest private in the unit, and they asked him what he thought they should do. “Climb a tree,” he said. Sure enough, that new perspective showed them the way out of their predicament.

No matter who we are or how much we’ve accomplished, we can always learn from other people—and, often, the less involved they are in our situation, the better.

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