Don’t Lose Sight of the Big Picture

December 16, 2015
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It is so easy to slip into a producer mode of head down, isolated activity during the holiday season. We panic (or is it just me?) over all the items that need to get done by December 25. With all the gifts to buy, dinners to attend, and parties to host, we can get so […]

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6 Characteristics of Passionate Employees

April 4, 2014
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Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it up to us to create it?

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Polished vs. Authentic

February 3, 2014
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I had coffee with a young emerging leader this week. She is learning leadership by the bootstraps (the best way in my opinion). During our conversation she said, “sometimes leaders can be too polished.” We went on to discuss how leaders that are too polished want to make leadership look good. They want to say […]

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The Vision Process

January 13, 2014
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Having vision is crucial for a leader who has intentions of growing and sustaining a business into the future. Vision is also a motivational element when it comes to attracting the best talent. However, as leaders, if we do not have a process for fulfilling our vision, then it is nothing more than a talked […]

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4 Things Every Leader Must Steward

December 18, 2013
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A leader’s ultimate responsibility is to be a steward for the company. If you are a leader within your company, then you’re responsible for stewarding four important elements: People, Vision, Money and Culture.

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Performance Review Mishaps

December 9, 2013
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L ike many of you in the fourth quarter, I’ve been conducting performance reviews. While many leaders dislike this process I have to admit it is extremely fulfilling for me. I am passionate about helping other leaders see the fun in performance reviews. This is the first of two posts on the subject. Today, let’s […]

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Three Actions for Achieving Your Potential

October 28, 2013
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We all have potential, but not all of us will maximize it. Achieving our fullest potential is something we must do intentionally. Here are three actions you can focus on to work toward reaching all that you’re capable of achieving. Focus on your one thing. We can’t reach our fullest potential by scattering ourselves in […]

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4 Reasons Why Change Fails

March 24, 2013
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Change. Whether you love it or hate it, all growing companies go through plenty of it, so you might as well learn to accept it! When done right and for the right reasons, change is a very good thing. In fact, if you look back on your life, I’m willing to bet that most of […]

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Stay Focused on The Big Picture

March 14, 2013
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“If you forget about the big picture, you’ll be a slave to the day to day.” A slave to the day to day. Does that sound like today? Maybe this week? We all have those times every now and then when we feel like all we do is put out fires. However, unless you’re a […]

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Aim for Better

March 8, 2013
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A friend and colleague of mine worked at Continental Airlines for many years, with some of those years spent under the leadership of Gordon Bethune, the CEO who helped bring Continental back from the brink of yet another bankruptcy in 1994 and turn it into a thriving airline known for happy employees and satisfied customers […]

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