The History of Man…What Have We Learned?

If we view the history of man graphically as a piece of 20 foot long rope, then the first 12 feet of that rope would be the Scavenger Man and the next 7 feet would be the Hunter / Gatherer Man and the next 1 foot would be the Agricultural / Farmer and of that…

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Getting “Crystal Clear” About Your Company

By Ken Keller There is a terrific exchange in the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men.” Colonel Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, turns from being a witness in a court martial to the prosecutor when he asks Lieutenant Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise: “Have you ever spent time in an infantry unit, son?” Kaffee replies…

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Why Does Your Company Exist?

Purpose is the single most differentiating reason for the existence of an organization, and the impact it strives to make on the world… It discerns and directs all organizational activities– originality, ingenuity, strategy, organization, culture, communication, and procedures. Purpose allows organizations to make a difference in people’s lives, both customers and employees. So, what is…

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4 Steps to Improve Your Performance in 2022

With today’s speed of change, if you aren’t looking and moving forward, you are quickly falling behind. Even though 2021 is only 60% complete, now is a great time to be looking forward to 2022 and how you want to improve upon your 2021 goals and performance (so you don’t fall behind your competition). If…

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Are you an initiator?

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: The farm will go to the younger son. The older son was furious! “What are you talking about?!” he fumed. The father sat patiently, thinking. “Okay,” the…

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Is your next hire Head, Heart or Hands?

There are many types of leadership qualities and styles, as well as many types of assessments to measure those styles. When you find yourself in a position of needing to hire someone to be a part of your leadership team, ask yourself “what do I really need in this new member of the team, a…

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Are You Having a Good Day?

If you ask most people “Are you having a good day?” they will have some method, no matter how arbitrary or factual, to provide an answer that they are in fact having a good, mediocre or bad day. If you ask employees at most companies “Are you having a good day?” they have some method…

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Good leaders make mistakes…and admit it!

It’s not easy for most people, especially leaders to admit when they are wrong.  Acknowledging that something went wrong on your watch, with your company or department can be very difficult. Added to that, when you are in a leadership position, that is guiding people, there is a much more intensified awareness of responsibility and…

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6 Steps to be the Leader You always Wanted to Be

As the CEO of your company you are likely a natural born leader. Maybe you didn’t notice right away, but people just started following your lead one day. Your peers looked to you for advice in business, in sports, in school, in really anything in which you were involved. Sound about right? Or maybe that’s…

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Good leaders make mistakes…and admit it!

It’s not easy for most people, especially leaders to admit when they are wrong.  Acknowledging that something went wrong on your watch with your company or department can be very difficult. Added to that, when you are in a leadership position, that is guiding people, there is a much more intensified awareness of responsibility and…

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