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Creating a Culture of Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility. It’s something I frequently hear leaders say they wish they saw more of in their employees. It’s often described as a generational deficiency.  There may be some truth to that. My parents and previous employers probably thought the … Continue reading

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Stop Being So Nice

Recently I’ve been working with a leader struggling to improve the performance of his employees and his company. He’d implemented a number of employee-friendly policies and reward systems, only to have them back-fire. What I discovered was that in his … Continue reading

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Developing a Positive Response to Negative Events

Recently I was working with a company that had a lot going wrong. They had lost customers, key employees and money. I was asked to help restore what was lost. Before I could do that I had to address their … Continue reading

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Harnessing Your Horsepower

Horses are interesting creatures. They’re actually very smart animals, much smarter than cattle or sheep. Horses enjoy learning and can be taught complex routines. Teaching takes great patience. Push a horse too hard to do something they’re not ready for … Continue reading

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Inspiring the Vision

There’s a story I like to tell to communicate the value of having a clear and articulated vision in a company. I ask my audience to imagine they’re in a contest to complete a jigsaw puzzle. There are two teams, … Continue reading

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