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4:25 pm

Your Strategic Plan Doesn't Mean a Hill of Beans to your Most Important People - Your Employees

Great strategic plans have been written on the backs of envelopes and on napkins. Honestly, they aren't that hard to come up with. There are a lot of smart people with great insights on how to serve customers. Putting those ideas down and calling it a plan isn't rocket science.

And your employees could care less about it.Read More


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2:02 pm

Why the OLD Minnesota Lynx Won the Title - Love

In previous posts, I've talked about Love at work and nurturing the mutations and nuances in order to make something truly unique and special. The Minnesota Lynx, proceeding to with their 4th WNBA championship in 7 years, won with love. Maya Moore talked about her love for Coach Cheryl Reeve and how the players play as a team.Read More


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2:49 pm

What Does it Mean to 'Love' at Work?

What?? Seriously?? We can 'Love' our work, 'Love' what we do. But, we can't Love AT work! Loving our work and loving what we do are internally focused emotional constructs. These statements show how we feel inside. 

However, expressing and practicing Love at work is externally-focused. I'm not talking about romantic love here, but I am talking about love that connects us as humans. Love and connection, like water, air and food, are critically important for survival; we die without it. How do we develop, build and express Love in the workplace and what are possible results?Read More


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8:57 am

Why Mental Connection Training for your Employees Pays Off in Sustained Success

For 300 years, our society has looked to develop people that could do tasks proficiently. For the most part, that era is OVER.

Because of automation and the freer movement between various jobs and careers, organizational success depends much more upon employees being able to think, reason, create and communicate effectively. Learning agility is a new buzzword to capture this concept.

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