Accountability

Careless Leading

January 9, 2018
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Carelessness is something we don’t like to see in others, yet we seldom look for it within ourselves.

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3 Temptations Leaders Face

December 14, 2017
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Temptations are a serious phenomenon for everyone. We are all tempted in different areas of our lives: with our diet, our money, our exercise, our decisions, our statements, and even with whom we spend our time. Even the most self-controlled are tempted. Remember how Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness? Now if only we could […]

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What do you stand for?

November 7, 2017
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Taking a stand for what’s right takes courage. If you just go along to get along, well then, you’re really not taking a stand. Taking a stand means believing in something so much that you will stand up for it, protect it, and positively influence others about it. Many times we are tempted to not […]

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Are You Learning From Your Bad Decisions? 5 Questions to Ask.

August 23, 2017
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“When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing.” – Condoleezza Rice We do that in business and in leadership, don’t we? Rather than learn from our failures, our shortcomings and our bad decisions, we want to sanitize them, ignore them, gloss over them, and […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Terminating an Employee

July 21, 2016
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I’ve been blogging for nearly six years now, and I don’t think I’ve ever directly covered the topic of termination. I’d rather focus on how we can help struggling employees improve. However, when you have done what you can and the teammate has done what they can and it still just doesn’t work out, I […]

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Do What You Need to Do

June 10, 2016
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A fun an inspiring story made the rounds in the media about a month ago when 100-year-old Ida Keeling broke the 100 meter record for her age. To celebrate, Ida did a few pushups and leg lifts on the sidelines! As impressive as Ida’s story is, it was the advice she shared that has stayed […]

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Good Leaders Make it All About Themselves

March 18, 2016
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Ha, well I thought that title might catch your attention! No, it isn’t a typo. Good leaders do make it about themselves from time to time, and they should. The ones who don’t will hinder their leadership influence. The journey through leadership development includes various glass ceilings. We’ve all hit them. Some of us tap […]

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What Teams Value Most

March 4, 2016
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I’ve written and spoken on the subject of non-negotiables countess times this past year. It’s a topic we now cover with nearly every team we serve. What’s interesting is the themes that have emerged. Though the teams we work with are vastly different in their industry and their challenges – from retail, to heavy manufacturing, […]

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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

February 24, 2016
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Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers and misfits work through their challenges and find success. Different jobs and different leaders have different levels of acceptability when it comes to the grace period […]

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Giving Forgiveness

February 14, 2016
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Who do you need to forgive? I don’t mean just saying, “I’m over it.” I mean real forgiveness. Who changes your heart for the worse when you think of or have to deal with them? Who are you fighting inwardly? At one time or another, we’ll all have to deal with someone who we wish […]

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