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7:55 am

4 Tips to Empower your employees to make the right decisions

About 15 months ago, I wrote a post about how much leeway a leader should give to employees to make solid business decisions. I had a very nice conversation with an entrepreneur I met recently that brought this topic back to light for me.Read More


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2:33 pm

How to make your mind more than Useless

In an earlier post, I wrote about fear and how it has a significant impact on our decision-making and success. Fear has continued to be a theme in our family this summer with my two sons. Read More


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10:15 am

How to get your team/organization Untangled

I am an advanced amateur photographer, taking mostly nature photos. I enjoy bringing to life the small things within a scene or landscape that people don't notice, but are integral to enjoyment of a scene. I was looking through a number of my photos and came across this group of tangled roots that had washed ashore at the Northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This photo speaks to me on a couple of levels. The first is how my leg muscles used to get after playing basketball - adhesions and misalignments that caused my knee to flare up badly.Read More


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4:04 pm

The Correlation of Learning How to Learn and Business Success

I recently read a LinkedIn article about how Google considers GPA to be irrelevant when looking at whether their employees are successful (they did notice a correlation within the first two years of employment, but that goes away). Here's a quote from Google's SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, about the issue:Read More


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3:26 pm

What is the Best Way for a Leader to Shake Things Up?

I just read an interested blog post from @leadershipfreak that discussed how comfort leads to resistance and shaking things up is vital to creating vibrancy.  He nicely starts his argument with four statements: 

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12:13 pm

In what ranges of the Radio Dial can you Communicate?

When my parents decided to divorce after 30 years of marriage, I found myself hearing two sides of a similar stories. My father would talk about things he said to my mother and vice versa; I could understand what each was getting at, but they weren't reaching each other with their messages.Read More


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