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Leadership is Not Natural

The age old question is, “Are leaders made or born?” Of course, the basic answer is usually, “Both.” ...
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ENOUGH LEADERS?

With all the talk, books, and training around leadership, I’d expect to see a plethora of truly excellent, ...
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Are You a Leader Who Develops Leaders?

In my career, one of my proudest moments has always been when someone from my team is tapped ...
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When Did It Become OK?

When did it become OK to drop the f-bomb in business meetings?When did it become OK to not ...
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THINK TIME (Part VII)

This final installment addresses the question of how to turn annual intentions (Parts V-VI) into actions. We all ...
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Think Time (Part VI)

In the last publication, we started looking at the annual commitment to Think Time and focused on looking ...
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Think Time (Part V)

In this fifth installment of Think Time, we’ll focus on the annual time set aside to think, reflect, ...
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Think Time (Part IV)

In this fourth installment of Think Time, we want to look at building it into your daily routine. ...
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Think Time (Part III)

In the last installment, we explored getting an hour or two a week to “go to your Starbucks ...
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Think Time (Part 2)

THINK TIME (Part 2) In our last post, we discussed the WHY of dedicated think time. In this ...
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THINK TIME (Part 1)

I don’t even have to ask the rhetorical question, “Do you get enough think time?” We both know ...
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BEWARE THE COST OF CHANGE FATIGUE

Look, I get it. As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, business must (MUST!) constantly pivot and change if ...
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The Desperate Need for a Cause

As I survey the emotional landscape and the damages of a year of COVID-19 fears coupled with a ...
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Thriving IN Chaos

THRIVING IN CHAOS Quite a number of years ago, management guru, Tom Peters, wrote a book entitled Thriving ...
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Go Big or Go Home!

I keep hearing people talk about getting back to “business as usual.” I’d like to make a plea ...
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Ending a Hard Year

It’s hard to come up with a “non-trite” way of saying this so, I’ll just say it. To ...
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Leading a Remote Workforce: Reinforcing Celebration

Hint: this cannot be overdone! In every period of time, human beings love celebration and recognition. In a ...
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Leading a Remote Workforce—Reinforcing Community

Maslow’s Hierarch of Needs Abraham Maslow, famous psychologist, made it very clear in the Hierarchy of Needs, that ...
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Remote Leadership (9): Building Community

According to Sirota research, one of the three most impactful dimensions of employee engagement is a “sense of ...
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Leading a Remote Workforce (Part 7): Leadership Credibility

There are three questions that followers ask of their leaders...constantly and now more than ever. Does this person ...
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The Cause

Who wants people who just show up because of a paycheck? Even if they are only walking to ...
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Reinforcing Culture (Part III)

Native Totem Pole Culture doesn’t grow on its own. It has to be nurtured. Strengthened. Reinforced. Constantly. How ...
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Are You Getting Time in Your Starbucks Chair?

Customers sit in a Starbucks store in Seattle This blog is by no means an advertisement or endorsement for ...
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Reinforcing Culture (Part 2)

Steel Bars for Reinforcing Concrete As important as culture is (and we’ve only scratched the surface), it’s something ...
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Leading a Remote Workforce (2): Reinforcing Culture

Management Guru, Peter Drucker, once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” He’s right, of course. Culture, not brilliant ...
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5 Key Things to Reinforce in a Hybrid Workforce

Leadership is always about the heart and in all circumstances. The COVID19 pandemic is no exception. Nor will ...
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Leading the Hybrid Workforce (Part 1)

The Pandemic of 2020 has presented leaders with one of the greatest challenges in history: how do you ...
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WAITING!

There’s an old rock and roll song from my childhood that contains the line: So tired Tired of ...
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Wanted: Empathy!

Being able to feel with people and communicate that concern is one of the greatest gifts one human ...
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What is Your Company’s Higher Purpose?

Simon Sinek has developed thought around a company's purpose; he calls it the “why?” It’s not a new ...
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Hire Experience

During this COVID-19 economy, millions have lost their jobs and, while I’m grateful to see the strength of ...
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Finding the “New Normal”

I have to admit, I hate the term “new normal.” The reason I hate it is that it ...
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FREE MARKETS, CAPITALISM, AND SUCCESS

In these politically charged times, with all the hype and exaggeration in the media, it’s helpful to back ...
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Don’t Be a Useful Idiot

Gossip is one of the oldest and most destructive of vices and it continues to devastate today. What ...
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Pivoting

Pivoting in Basketball One term used liberally in business (and especially during the COVID pandemic) is “pivoting.” It ...
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Keys to Crisis Management

Coming through COVID-19, every time we think of crisis we think of something of the magnitude of a ...
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Creative Compassion

People are frightened; they are confused; and they need help. Compassion means that we feel their pain and we move ...
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We Built This

Everything that is great about EmployBridge was built and strengthened by us. It wasn’t done for us or ...
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Another Special Day

Can you believe it? Monday was Star Wars Day. Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. And today? Well, the ...
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