Category: Leadership

Check the Small Things….Always!

“Always check small things.”                                                                           ~ General Colin Powell, My American Journey, 2003 A few years after my wife and I bought our first small business, we decided to offer our General…

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Building Better Team Relationships

The more people employed by a company, the greater the potential for dissatisfaction within the office environment. Employees are a basic necessity of a company. Some companies operate with only one person,…

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Clarity vs. Certainty

Leadership teams often don’t reach clarity because they are waiting for certainty. People fear the future, and understandably so since it is unknown.  Unfortunately, business leaders are not immune.  Every day, leaders…

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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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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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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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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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The Most Important Interview Question

As I was recently scrolling through the newsfeeds on my Facebook page, I gazed upon an advertising post that had an intriguing title:  “The Most Important Interview Question.”   As a human resources…

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Be There for the People

13-14 The next day Moses took his place to judge the people.  People were standing before him all day long, from morning to night.  When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was…

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