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360 Degrees
09 Jul

Save time! Re-frame the Question

Albert Einstein once remarked that if he had an hour to solve a problem and his life depended on it; he’d spend the first 55 minutes determining the question to ask, because once he had the right question it would only take him five minutes to solve the problem. There is a tremendous power in

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Man trapped in a jar.
14 Jun

No One Listens to Me

Cutting watermelon with a dull knife is like trying to lead an influencer that is an 8 (high influence) when you are a 4 (low influence).  The knife can easily cut through the soft melon inside the tough rind but when it attempts to cut through the tough rind it gets stuck, it loses direction

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Group of people jumping into the air
08 Jun

Burnout Prevention

10 Things Happy People Do Differently They build a strong social fabric. They engage in activities that fit their strengths, values and lifestyle. They practice gratitude. They have an optimistic thinking style. They know it’s good to do good. They know that material wealth is only a very small part of the equation. They develop

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Tree blowing in the wind - cartoon.
08 Jun

In the Face of a CHALLENGE

As many of you are well aware, we have faced a challenge as a company in temporarily losing our Senior Account Manager. Aside from the unknown of the outcome of his health and well being, we are faced with the challenge of covering the excellent job he did and does for our company. We have

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30 May

Communicating Change

6 Step Strategy for Communicating Change to Your TEAM Gather your leaders (a.k.a. influencers: could be a positional leader could be a member of the team who has big influence with the team) Cast vision – Tell your people the direction you are taking them and why and why it will be a good thing

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30 May

The Meaning of TEAM

Together Everyone Accomplishes More – together is the only way we can all succeed. As an Owner, CEO, Manager, Head of a Department, Leader: What are you doing to support and show value to your TEAM? We are currently asking ourselves that question and are in the middle of answering it right now.  Here is

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TED Talk - Diana Nyad
04 May

Leaders Have a “Champion” Spirit

Champions are made in the near wins not the near misses in life.  It is in that moment when you receive the silver medal or see the finish line and stop that you try even harder the next time. It is what we called back in high school on the cross country team, “beating your

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compass infographic
27 Apr

Leadership Compass

How about taking some time out to draw. I don’t mean to doodle or draw stick figures. There is a purpose here, how about drawing a compass…   Draw a circle.   Have you ever heard of the 360 degree leader? (Click here to read more about it). Basically you have the power to influence

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Quote about chocolate
14 Apr

In Honor of Earth Day

Check out the original tweet at: https://twitter.com/PlasticBank/status/588038588182441984?s=17. Save the earth.  It’s the only planet with scotch. Save the earth.  It’s the only planet with people. Save the earth.  It’s the only planet with a troposphere which contains air suitable for the survival of terrestrial plants and terrestrial animals. Save the earth.  It’s the only planet

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