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Chart Your Course

I always talk about the importance of employee retention. Retention starts by treating your employees with respect and dignity. Here is an example of one of those businesses. Greg Smith. I started working for D&S Hydraulics, a family owned company, almost 35-years ago.

7 Rookie Mistakes New Leaders Should Avoid

Ron Edmondson

I deal with a lot of new leaders. I’ve been one myself numerous times. In fact, I’m there again now. I’m the “new guy” I don’t know as much about the organization I am supposed to lead as many of the people I’m supposed to be leading.

Greatness Comes At A Cost

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone talks about wanting to be great. They claim they want to make a difference in the world. But is that the truth? Do people really want to be great? I don’t believe they do. Greatness comes at a cost. A cost many people aren’t willing to pay.

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The Lion and The Fox


[Photo by Jonathan Körner at Unsplash] The Sovereign Professional has some sound advice from our old friend Niccolo

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership? Making a Difference By Building a Better Society For the Future In Part 1 of this series we looked at how leaders generate meaningful environments where others can thrive. In Part 2 we explored a leader's own quest for authenticity. In Part 3 we looked at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on relational ROI. In Part 4, we examined how meaningful leadership requires truth-seeking based on ethical values.

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Institutional Memorry


[Photo by Clem Onojeghuo at Unsplash] I have been present when the most appropriate reaction to a person's resignation or retirement would be the rending of garments and the gnashing of teeth.

Seek Openness – Not Transparency

Leadership Freak

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Edgar and Peter A. Schein to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of “Humble Leadership: The… Continue reading → Leading

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13 Life Factors That Can Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobson

Jack H. Llewellyn , PhD is a sports psychology consultant who has helped a major league baseball pitcher become a Cy Young Award winner, A NASCAR driver go from number six overall to number one and with the Winston Cup Series Championship, and countless leaders at Fortune 500 companies. Now, he’s written the book, Commonsense Leadership: No-Nonsense Rules for Improving Your MentalGame and Increasing Your Team’s Performance.

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Dortmunder opened the door and a distant burglar alarm went CLANGangangangangangang."Hell," Hell," Dortmunder said, and shut the door again, but the angangangangangang went on and on. Hell and damnation," Dortmunder said, while from some distance away a police patrol car's siren went whoop-whoop wiggle-wiggle-wiggle whoooooooooopp , the sound rising from the grid of New York City's streets up five stories through the two A.M. air to this quiet blacktopped floor.


How to Treat Your Employees Like a Dog - Untitled Article

How to Treat Your Employees Like a Dog

Thank you OPC Thank you to Orthotic and Prosthetics of Canada for the invitation to speak at their meeting last week. It was a great meeting. They had terrific attendance, excellence participation.

Overall Question: "Why Are You Doing This?"


The Guardian: The bohemian world of Venice Beach


Assess the health of your business – FAST!

Rapid BI

As the economy stays tight for many businesses, now is the time to carry out a health check to look at what is and what is not happening in a healthy way. Its easy to focus on the day-to-day, but taking a short amount of time to work on the business rather than work in the business can pay dividends. The post Assess the health of your business – FAST! appeared first on RapidBI. Business BIR business health check business review diagnostic tool

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Quote of the Day


Sometimes I just want to give it all up and become a handsome billionaire. - Tim Siedell


How to Avoid Loneliness When You Work Entirely from Home

Harvard Business Review

Carlo Allegri/Getty Images. Working from home can be a coveted perk, allowing you to opt out of rush-hour traffic and eliminate the tedious banalities of office life.

Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Harvard Business Review

Eric Raptosh/Getty Images. Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation.

Whether a Husband Identifies as a Breadwinner Depends on Whether He Respects His Wife’s Career — Not on How Much She Earns

Harvard Business Review

Harry Haysom/Getty Images. Professional careers are notorious for demanding that people be single-mindedly devoted to work.

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Harvard Business Review

burakpekakcan/Getty Images. Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run.