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The Transaction Of Character

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A design company is hired to set up a cafeteria in a new retirement community. The company doesn’t listen to the needs of the organization, and once the facility is opened, there are equipment failures and design flaws. Calls are repeatedly made to the company to help resolve these punch list issues, but to no » Read More

What Keeps a Bounce in Your Step?

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Age doesn’t matter. Experience doesn’t matter. What happens is time begins to wear on us. It isn’t time itself necessarily. What matters are the events and people that begin to wear us down. No offense to anyone, except maybe the ones who erode us intentionally or with a complete lack of any empathy. What wears » Read More

Can You Take a Vacation from Leading?

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I am in the midst of my annual “working” vacation. For the past six summers, I’ve brought my daughters to visit my parents for a week or longer, with the understanding that I’ll work while we’re away. In the early years, balancing work with vacation on these trips happened easily. I spent time writing at » Read More

Writing a Leadership Wrong-Smarter Emotions Matter

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How do you manage “emotional moments of truth”? Do you fight, flight, or flock? The way you handle these moments sets the stage for the entire conversation, and they can either lead to positive change or negative responses. Leaders must intentionally increase their own emotional triggers as well as awareness of others’ emotions in order » Read More

Is It Time To Shut Down Your Job Postings? — Zappos Did!

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Zappos has once again stepped away from the traditional way of doing things. This time it is in regard to their hiring practices and their efforts to continue to create a more “human centric” culture. JoAnn Corley shares her interview with Zappos man Rocknee here…

Ignite Innovation In Your Team

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No business will be successful unless its product, service or process is innovative on some level. Innovation is what differentiates companies within the same industry from one another.  It isn’t something that can be purchased or built, but it is something that can be encouraged and fostered within a company culture. Just because an idea » Read More

Are You Playing Enough?

Are You Playing Enough?

Following is a guest post from Rich Largman.  I have collaborated with Rich for 15 years of working with clients.  He is also my personal coach and one of my dearest friends. It is my pleasure to share his insight with you here. We’ve all heard the familiar scoldings growing up such as… …Quit fooling around. » Read More

Ten Things You Will Learn from Writing on LinkedIn

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Leaders should write, not for the sake of writing — but to influence, inform, inspire, and engage a wider audience. Writing often also forces you to maintain clarity in your thinking, and sustain your perspective. I’ve been writing on LinkedIn for a few months, with some specific goals: Create a wider audience for my thought » Read More

Increase Your Awareness by Predicting Results in the Planning Stage

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Are you familiar with the PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycle? Do you know how to implement it well within your company?A really big key between people that use PDSA successfully and those who don’t is that the ones that do it successfully turn the cycle quickly. Read more…

2014 Reflections: The Path of my Life and Business

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The story of my 2014 can only be told if I look back six months prior.  On July 11, 2013, I fell and severely broke both bones in my lower left leg.  This alone carried with it lessons and new awareness to last a lifetime and for the first three and a half months of » Read More

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