Imagine this scenario. A team coming off a Super Bowl win learns its head coach is stepping down during the offseason. Surely, this represents a daunting challenge. They’re faced with the prospect of entering the next season with the entire league gunning for them—and they have to do it without the architect of their Super Bowl victory. Can they possibly expect to repeat as champions under these circumstances?
In November of this year, I was listening to an interview on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered program. The interview was with Charles Handy, founder of the London Business School and a management consultant whose work has inspired me for some time.
A Humble Beginning, an Enduring Commitment XanGo LLC started from quite modest beginnings. I recall the planning days back in 2002. XanGo’s founders—Joe Morton, Aaron Garrity, Gary Hollister, Gordon Morton, Kent Wood and myself—sitting around the conference table hammering out business details and making a commitment to giving back, just as soon as we turned our first profit.
Next month I’ll celebrate two important milestones—my 54th birthday and the 35th anniversary of the day I was recruited into direct selling by a man wearing a polyester leisure suit with white platform shoes.
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