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Language Of Servant Leaders

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The role of a  great leader is not to give greatness to human beings, but to help them extract the greatness they already have inside them. Quote attributed to J. Buchan I have been a fan of the servant leader paradigm since my initial exposure to Stephen Covey early in my career.  Stephen came with […]

More Tips On Managing Your Boss

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Awhile ago I published a post entitled the Secret to Managing Your Boss.  It quickly became one of my most visited posts.  I would guess that is because everybody has challenges in forming a mutually productive relationship with their boss.  Because it was so popular, I decided to expand on that post with some additional advice.

How To Effectively Manage Business Issues

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

At some point you have to let go of what you thought should happen and start living with what is actually happening. Quote attributed to Anonymous   One of the biggest challenges in managing issues at work is recognizing which ones are worth your time versus which you should simply let go (at least for […]

Effective Business Writing

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. Quote attributed to Flannery O’Conner Why Write? Why bother writing at all in business?  Can’t you just talk with somebody and get things accomplished faster? These are reasonable questions.  Particularly since writing well is hard, and in the days of […]

Having Tough Employee Performance Conversations

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

I have always found that if you handle a problem in a benevolent and transparent way, and involve other people so it is not just your opinion, people get to the other side of these conversations being more enthusiastic. Quote attributed to David M. Kelley One of the most challenging things about being a leader […]

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What Really Is The American Dream?

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The American dream is that dream of a land in which life should be richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. Quote Attributed to: James Truslow Adams For months I have been responding to articles and posts that misrepresent the American Dream. I do this because I believe […]

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How To Lead A values-Based Life

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. Quote attributed to Roy E. Disney Have you ever been confused on which decision to take when faced with a complicated issue?  We all face situations that challenge our ethics.  We want to do the right thing, but it isn’t always clear what the […]

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What Impact Will Brexit Have On Brand America?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

If Not Us, Who?  If Not Now When? quote attributed to John F. Kennedy I have been keeping an eye on the expert assessment of the impact Brexit may have on Brand America. As you’d expect, the initial focus has been on the economic and trade impact the vote might have on the United States. […]

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How To Constructively Resolve Conflict

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. Quote attributed to: Donatella Versace Unfortunately in the practice of economic development conflict is inevitable. Addressing it is part of the job. Unfortunately, conflict makes many economic development professionals feel uncomfortable and (as a result) it is too often avoided. But, avoiding the problem doesn’t resolve it. In […]

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A Leadership Challenge For You

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Our behavior is governed by principles.  Living in harmony with them brings positive consequences; violating them brings negative consequences. Quote attributed to Stephen Covey I recently watched Robert McDonald give testimony to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee regarding the VA’s strategic plan to improve medical service. Bob is now the 8th United States Secretary of Veterans […]

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