Leadership

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Measure Twice, Hire Once

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Businesses across the country are seeing surges of demand. America is increasingly open for business, and businesses are hiring. Today’s tight…

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There’s No Time Like the Present

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Life is short, and best lived when enjoyed. For me, the pandemic was a reminder of this fact. There are no…

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A Growth Mindset Brings Out Your Best

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Is an engineering degree the right degree? What is the best job out of college? These kinds of questions have come…

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America is Still the Land of Optimism

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership The last few years have been turbulent. Even beyond the pandemic, our politics, culture, and economy are changing fast. While some…

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A Pandemic Lesson for Business Leaders

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Business leaders have earned their stripes. We’ve honed our business judgement through years of experience and wins. But exercising good judgement…

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How Much Remote Work is Right?

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership As many companies officially return-to-work, organizations are finally rethinking stale conventional wisdom about how things get done. Should everybody return to…

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Mixing Politics at Work

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Politics are very polarized these days, and unfortunately that is bleeding into the workplace. This can be a challenge, but it’s…

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The Case for Optimism

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership   These days, I hear a lot of pessimism about the future. There are always valid reasons to worry, but I…

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Corporate Virtue Signaling is Complicated

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Recently, many businesses have been getting more involved in politics. Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star game from Atlanta is the…

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Grey Rhinos are Inevitable

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership The ongoing pandemic has exposed a lot of short-term thinking. Many businesses were caught unprepared for lockdowns and supply chain disruptions….

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Nothing is more important to the success of a growing business than building a great team. But finding the right people…

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Don’t Fear Being Mistaken

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Most people are too afraid of being wrong. Of course it’s better to be right than wrong, but those aren’t the…

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Look Past Distractions To What Really Matters

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership For quite a while now, national politics has sucked up most of the oxygen in the news. Stories of conflict and…

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Business Leaders Must Continue to Step Up

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership These days, a lot of professionals are working from home. The pandemic may have forced this change, but I don’t see…

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Your Team Should Feel Appreciated

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership As we approach this unusual holiday season, I’ve been thinking about my role as a leader. Normally, the end of the…

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Strong Culture Leads to Great Results

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership What makes a winning organization? Is it strategy? Vision? Operational excellence? Talent? All these things are important, but building a great…

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Science Doesn’t Make Decisions For Us

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership Recently, I’ve heard a lot of people saying that we need to follow the science. It’s a catchy slogan, but what…

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You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play

Leadership December 17, 2021/Leadership There’s a saying in sports that you can’t win if you don’t play. This has never applied to entire leagues before,…

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Beware Simplistic Narratives for Complex Problems

December 17, 2021 Over the course of the campaign season I heard many negative political narratives. One side caused the problem, and once “we’re in…

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No, We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

Leadership December 16, 2021/Leadership Communities across America are re-opening for business. This is great, but we still need to be smart. Months of quarantines and…

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For Real Estate (And Politics), You Need To Think Local

Technology December 16, 2021/Technology The coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protesting are two major challenges that America faces. This is a moment in history that will…

Personal Responsibility, Now More Than Ever

Leadership December 16, 2021/Leadership   Personal responsibility is a concept that is sometimes thrown around like some kind of slogan. But it’s a real thing,…

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You Cannot Cut Your Way to Success

Leadership December 16, 2021/Leadership   In these difficult times, many business leaders have no choice but to cut costs to survive. These executives face wrenching…

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No Easy Solutions to Hard Problems

Leadership December 16, 2021/Leadership How do we get back to some kind of normal? This is the trillion dollar question everybody is debating. One of…

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Orchids Only Grow in Perfect Conditions, Not You

Leadership December 16, 2021/Leadership Social distancing is a challenge. It has disrupted more than the daily rhythm of life. It has put life goals and…