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Lead From The Front Part #1: Words of Wisdom from a Combat Veteran

Lead From The Front Part #1: Words of Wisdom from a Combat Veteran

The Army uses the acronym Leadership LDRSHIP. Basically, it’s Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage. Those are the tenants that you want your leaders in the military to aspire to build around. They are all important, but two of the principles that most ring true for me is Selfless Service and Personal Courage. Making sure that as a leader in the Army, whether it was with my platoon or my company, or some of the.... Read More
Do Great Minds Think Alike? Hopefully Not on Our Team

Do Great Minds Think Alike? Hopefully Not on Our Team

Although it is true that people with similar thinking preferences tend to get along well and enjoy working together, homogeneity in thinking preferences on teams can actually limit team effectiveness in terms of creativity and problem solving. What Are Thinking Preferences? The concept of thinking preferences stems from the left brain/right brain dominance theory that each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. People tend to naturally prefer one type of ... Read More
Be a Person of Influence:  Help Them Love What They Hate

Be a Person of Influence: Help Them Love What They Hate

I was working in L.A. this past week and everywhere I went people were discussing the recent NBA free trade move by LeBron James to become a Laker. While driving the rental car there was a debate on the radio about what this potentially means for his new teammates, walking into Costco there were LeBron jerseys everywhere, and in restaurants, people were talking excitedly about a new potential championship team in the West. There is no doubt that King James is set to make..... Read More
Setting Employees Up For Success

Setting Employees Up For Success

Attracting and retaining talent is a continuous process that is important to a company’s success. There is a lot more talent up for grabs and the smart organisations are certainly grabbing for it. These days it is not simply enough for organisations to recruit candidates and expect them to pick things up as they go in the organisation. New employees want and also expect more from their organisations when it comes to on-boarding. Read More
The Blog I Wrote On My Jet Ski

The Blog I Wrote On My Jet Ski

Yes, you read that right…I wrote this blog on my jet ski over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. No, I did not have a computer or a pad of paper and pencil – simply wrote it in my head as I enjoyed some alone time thinking. Over the years the jet ski has become my happy place. Some people do their thinking in the car, at the pool or even in the shower. I do my best thinking at the lake - as I take off out of the cove… Read More

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