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Servant Leadership 101 – What would happen?


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Aristotle’s Engagement Tip of the Week


“Where your talents cross the needs of the world therein lays your vocation.” Aristotle Continue reading

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Plan B


What if Plan A is unavailable? The rain, thunder, and lightening tell me my Plan A of swimming is out and my Plan A-1 of running is equally out. What now at 5 am?

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Remarkable Confluence on Leadership


This remarkable confluence on leadership is simply that real leadership is focused on serving others without any thought of any thought of return.

Driving home last night John Maxwell in his latest Succe
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Passion Never Sleeps


I left energized and knowing what that voice reflected. Like rust, passion never sleeps. Hey Hey My My Ready to Work will never die.
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The Cart Before the Horse: When Not to Innovate


Innovation is hot. Everywhere is another book, publication, blog or daily tweet on the need to innovate, how to innovate, why to innovate and/or lessons learned from the great innovators. According to N-Gram Viewer, a Google innovation, 118,000 books were … Continue reading

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The Story of Learning


Lately everything I read or see is related to the power of a story.  Dan Pink, who links motivation to achievement, wrote a blog about Story1. Don Miller wove the power of story into his book about making a movie … Continue reading

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What Is a CLO and Why Should I Care?


  Can your employees individually relate their job to your mission statement?   Do your consider knowledge critical to your success?   Do you offer employees a career plan that includes learning or growing new skills?   Will your product … Continue reading

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The Gift of Networking


What is the most valuable gift a job seeker can give someone? One that will last a lifetime, bring a smile to the receiver, and even score points at St. Peter’s gate. It costs little and grows in value over … Continue reading

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Chop Wood, Carry Water


“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water, after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water” is an old Zen saying regarding work. When Gary Danielson used it in the third quarter of the Iron Bowl to reference Auburn’s workmanlike comeback, I was reminded … Continue reading

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