Category Archives: Leadership

#Worthless

When you work with people and companies, you hear a lot of stories. Some stories leave you a little speechless. They are young, talented, and are always working. I don’t mean they work a lot, I mean they are always … Continue reading

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Rocks in the Canoe

(Image Courtesy of Imagekind) We either build or inherit organizations. Either we started it from scratch, or we came into the organization once formed. The organization is intended to move forward, presumably in an efficient, smooth, and relatively safe way: … Continue reading

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The Leadership Crockpot

(Images courtesy of Family Fresh Meals) “Leadership is a lot like cooking in a crockpot.” “What do you mean?” “You put all these little things together, but it takes time for them to connect and combine. Eventually you have something.” … Continue reading

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Meticulous Framing

During a recent conversation with a close friend, we discussed the importance of building things that last. Relationships. Businesses. Creative Stuff. Sometimes we don’t always start the right way. Sometimes we have to go back and fix. In order to … Continue reading

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Affirmation or Revelation

“I didn’t need it, they don’t need it!” Usually said loudly and with passion. Usually said with a negative and sometimes angry tone. Usually as a response to the idea of coaching, encouraging, or recognizing employees. Usually while being critical … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room

We all have conflict in our lives. Some good, some not so good. Recently I had the privilege of working with a leadership team on conflict and their conflict styles. We talked about the various ways or methods to conflict … Continue reading

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Culture, Performance, and Employees

The Culture of an organization is important. Culture orients us to the organization, its purpose and goals. But Culture is not just what an organization says, Culture is what it does both internally and externally. How does the organization treat … Continue reading

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