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Your Inner Circle: You Are Who You Are With

March 31, 2014 by

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Jim Rohn and others have said that you are who you spend the most time with. Because of the significant role these people play in your life, it’s important to make sure you have some key people in your inner circle. Mentor Whether formal or informal, someone in your inner circle should be a person […]

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 […]

Top 3 Networking and Social Media Strategies

December 23, 2013 by

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Top 3 Networking & Social Media Strategies: • content is your foot in the door – create content that meets a need for the ones you are trying to reach to get into their space

Are You a Leader? via Nelson Goulart

November 4, 2013 by

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Leaders and coaches often look for great motivational videos to set the tone for leadership training or just as a means of recharging one’s batteries. This is one of our favorite videos… enjoy!

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.  […]

Do You Inspire?

August 7, 2013 by

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Great leaders have the ability to motivate, if not inspire people to action.  The ability to conceptualize a vision and then communicate it to others in a manner that elicits excitement, passion and desire to see the vision realized are hallmarks of a great leader.  In this excellent TEDTalk, Simon Simek illustrates what he believes […]