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Posted on July 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A Patient Boss

My son, Jeremy, works at a sheltered workshop. If you think working with your staff takes patience, imagine managing an entire team of adults with special needs who all have individual quirks and challenges!

We are so blessed that Jeremy has an amazing boss named John! Due to Jeremy’s autism and obsessions he can be moody at times even to the point of an aggressive temper.

John has learned how to read Jeremy’s...

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Posted on July 13, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Leaders Who Embrace Change – Part V

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is constant, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week.

The fifth behavior is to “look for boundary-spanning partnerships.” Many businesses have departments or silos that hinders a unified approach to advancing the business.

A large bank had a technology c...

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Posted on July 12, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Leaders Who Embrace Change [Part IV]

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is constant, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week.

The fourth behavior is to promote calculated risk taking and experimentation. When confronted with risky opportunities, many organizations tend to ask, “Why?” Companies that handle change welltend to ask, “Why not?&...

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Posted on July 11, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Leaders Who Embrace Change – Part III

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is constant and necessary, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week.

The third behavior is to seek out what’s not working. There’s always a need for discovering problems, but especially when major change is happening.

I once worked for a CEO who began w...

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Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Leaders Who Embrace Change – Part II

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is happening everywhere, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week.

The second behavior is to look ahead and see opportunity. The author contends that allemployees should be encouraged to look forward and help surface opportunities.

Marion Laboratories founder, Ewing...

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Posted on July 9, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Leaders Who Embrace Change – Part I

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Her premise is that 70 to 90% of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their objectives often due to leader’s reluctance to change.


Since change is happening rapidly everywhere, let’s discuss these five behaviors. The first behavior is to share a compelling, clear purpose.

Have you ...

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Posted on June 29, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Bold Ask

Jim was a new Athletic Director at a university that was building a new stadium. Jim lined-up an appointment with a past donor to the school, known to be a crusty oil and gas executive.

Jim charged in with an aggressive pitch and boldly pronounced, “We need you to give us $1 million!”

This executive said, “Who in the world are you, again?” Although Jim only received $100,000, this executive told the D...

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Posted on June 28, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

God’s Instruction Book

Years ago, when my wife, Kathy, and I purchased furniture for the office, Kathy typically started to assemble it using her instincts. My role usually came when we discovered leftover pieces.

That’s when I would show Kathy the instructions and we would make the necessary adjustments. The manufacturer knew best when they designed the instructions.

Barna Research discovered that 87% of the population has a...

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Posted on June 27, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Asking Questions

A recent study of more than 500,000 sales conversations, conducted by a tech company called Gong.io, uncovered that the highest performing sales people asked many more questions of their prospects. Their sales conversion rates were highest when they asked between 11 and 14 questions.

According to the Harvard Business Review, the study also discovered that top performing salespeople scattered the questions throughout the conversation. Po...

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Posted on June 26, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Departing Employees

Years ago, I had an employee who had been very effective and engaged in her job. Then she became jealous of another employee. Her attitude changed, and the quality of her work declined dramatically.

Although I addressed the underlying issues, it soon became evident that she was never going to reengage. We mutually agreed that she needed to leave.

One of the toughest jobs in leadership is managing departing employees. ...

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