To Lead is to M-O-V-E

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey[i]  LEADER is a word bantered about in…

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I Turned the Corner in My Grocery Store

Much to My Surprise…Terminating an Employee can be a Positive Event I turned the corner in my grocery store, and there he was—the first person I had ever fired as a manager…

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Just-In-Time and Unquantifiable Risks

Modern college textbooks talk about “Just-in-Time” inventory systems like they are obvious. The benefits are well known, so everyone should take advantage, right? Well, for those of us who have actually tried…

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In What Ways Do You Personally Learn from the External Environment?

An effective learning organization is one that · has a high commitment to creativity and innovation, · promotes a healthy view of risk with a tolerance for failure, · seeks a diversity…

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Advertising and Unintended Consequences

We have all seen ads that immediately catch our attention; some Super Bowl ads fall into this category (http://admeter.usatoday.com/ ).  But what happens when an ad may have unintended consequences, when an…

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Incentives are important, but…

Scripture: Psalm 24:1, 100:3; Luke 6:38; Rom. 14:12; 1 Cor. 4:2; Col. 1:16; Eph. 6:7 One of the first statements in most economics textbooks is that incentives are important for understanding behavior.…

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Post Scarcity Series, Part II: The Exponential Age

By the law of our nature which makes food necessary to the life of man, the effects of these two unequal powers must be kept equal. This implies a strong and constantly…

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Unhinged

Once you have known me for a little bit of time, you will come to understand my love for learning different words. One year my dear friend gave me a daily word…

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Learning from Bad Bosses

Have you ever learned something significant from a bad boss? Research has uncovered the twelve top characteristics of bad managers, which include features like arrogance, poor directions, and lack of effective feedback.[i]…

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Characteristics of Effective Leadership from the Apostle Paul

Scriptures (in order of citation in text): Eph. 4:8, 12, 15, 16 | I Cor. 1:10 | I Cor. 3:16, 17 | Eph. 1:17, 18 Eph. 4:31, 32 | I Tim. 5:17, 18…

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