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#TOTD: Elevation Requires Separation

June 13, 2014 by

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As you continue to grow and develop both personally and professionally, you will find that your circles or networks will change. Those that support and encourage your growth will continue to do so actively or passively based on their perception of the value they can bring. Those who are envious or jealous will begin to […]

Climate Control….or Managing Impact versus Intent

December 27, 2013 by

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Leaders know the power of their ability to communicate.  With the knowledge of the power of communication, comes an appreciation for the need to manage it effectively.  While it is easy to focus primarily on the intent, saying what one means, it is equally important to manage communication for impact as well.  In managing the […]

Crisis Management….Be Prepared Before You Need To Be

October 6, 2013 by

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Crisis management refers to tactics employed in response to any form of disruption that may impact the organization’s business or activity for any length of time.  While most organizations have a plan, the need or importance for one became heightened post-9/11 and in light of the more recent episodes of workplace violence.  Organizations need to […]

The Leadership Path is Paved with Mistakes….

September 28, 2013 by

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The leadership path is often paved with mistakes.  These mistakes, both minor and major, are the metal that can either forge or destroy leaders and their reputations along the way.  The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect leader, there are leaders who have honed their skill through trial and error. […]

Learning to Take Third Party Feedback Regardless of the Source

August 31, 2013 by

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Everyone has an opinion about everything it seems.  It can be particularly frustrating when those opinions come in the form of candid, constructive feedback from a third-party.  The frustration is rooted in not knowing the intentions of the third-party in providing such feedback – is it based on observation or speculation, is it intended to […]

The End Result is Often Not as Important as the Journey

August 31, 2013 by

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For the most part, it’s been argued that the point is that you are there (where ever that is) regardless of how you got there. Well, sometimes, how you got there is just as, if not more important. Sometimes the value of the journey is worth sacrificing (albeit a controllable one) the outcome. In the […]

The Value of Problem Solving

August 15, 2013 by

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Problem solving strategies provide a great deal of value in an organization’s efforts to implement lean principles.  Effective problem solving strategies allow the organization to drill down to the root cause and any contributing factors of safety incidents, quality spills, and variations to standardized processes.  These deviations can then be contained, controlled or completely eliminated.  […]