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Leadership

Leaders: Beware of Tunnel Vision

April 6, 2017

Leaders spend a lot of time inside their companies. We work hard to cast vision for our teams, support work output, and monitor processes with a constant eye toward continuous improvement. It’s critical that we are genuinely doing those things ourselves that we tell our customers are important.

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Leadership

Leaders are Influential

February 17, 2017

“Influence trumps power any day”

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Culture, Leadership

Want to Be a Great Manager? Get Up and Walk Around.

February 3, 2017

Management by Walking Around (MBWA) is a term from the 80's. I'm going to explain the term's origin and why it's never been more relevant than now.

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Leadership

Leadership: What to Focus on Now

January 24, 2017

Jeff Boss is a former Navy SEAL and the author of Navigating Chaos, his treatise on leading through uncertain, even tumultuous, times.  At the close of 2016, he offered his insights into eight areas of focus leaders should turn their attention to now.

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Leadership

Leaders are Curious

January 4, 2017

Trust. It’s the basis of our relationships as leaders. Once we have established or re-established trust with our team, things get interesting.

I take note of a theme when it surfaces three or more times. And curiosity is a theme that has been on my radar for months. I am curious about curiosity.

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