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The Best Holiday Gift Ever!

Ho, Ho, Happy Holidays.  As we roll into December, most of us are thinking about how we are going to say thank you to our customers, vendors and employees.  We’re figuring out gifts and bonuses while simultaneously trying to squeeze the last few drops out

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The Secret to Gaining Momentum During The Holidays!

Now that we have successfully defended your home from the hoards of goblins, ghouls and ghosts our thoughts naturally turn to Thanksgiving.  The end of the year is a traditional time for reflection and planning, both personally and in business. However, it is no accident

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Good vs Evil

Good out of Evil

As leaders, there are times when we need to say something but we aren’t quite sure how to approach the topic. This is just such an occasion for me. Those of you who know me well will recognize my bull in the china shop approach.  For those

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Why Resumes Should be the Last Thing You Consider When Hiring

You shouldn’t care about a prospective employee’s resume.  Most of you reading this probably find this statement startling at the least, even shocking or downright sacrilegious.  After all, resumes tell us everything we need to know about a candidate, don’t they?  Unfortunately, the answer is

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Declaration of Independence

4 Must Read Books for the 4th of July

It is often said that “Leaders are Readers”.  The best military leaders are students of history.  They read about the political pressures that create conflict, the tactics of great battles and military theory as espoused by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Napoleon, Alexander the Great, etc.  The best

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Are You Focusing on the “Right” Things?

I was hit by a freight train yesterday, right between the eyes.  I revelation so powerful it rocked my world and should fundamentally change….my golf game.  Whoa, what does this have to do with business leadership?  Everything! Let me explain, I was speaking with a

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A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye aircraft flies by the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on Dec. 17, 2007, as the ship operates in the Atlantic Ocean. The Hawkeye is the Navy's all-weather, carrier-based tactical battle management airborne early warning, command and control aircraft. The spiral painted on the rotating radome of this Hawkeye is the hallmark of the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class George R. Kusner, U.S. Navy.

The 6 Keys to Effective Delegation

Delegation – The Key to Team Member Development I learned a great lesson in how to delegate while on deployment in 1993. I was asked to plan a mission to defend the USS Nimitz and her battle group from incursions by the Russian Federation.  We

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What Secret Message are Your Employees Getting from You?

Over the years, I have worked with many, would be, leaders that do not understand why their leadership is failing. They believe they clearly communicate what they want and expect from their team but the team fails to respond.  A common theme is these leaders tend

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