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Responding with Compassion

Recently, my wife, Kathy, and I were discussing a scheduling conflict when Kathy began raising her voice loudly. It was out of character and seemed unprovoked. After Kathy had a chance to process her emotions I learned what was really bothering her. Through teary eyes, Kathy apologized and informed me she was missing her mother. Kathy’s mother recently passed away [...]

2018-07-05T16:30:47+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Responding with Compassion

The Power Hungry

As a young banker I took a Dale Carnegie course on “Effective Public Speaking.” The first night we were asked to share why we were taking this course. One person who spoke was a newly appointed union president. Through clenched teeth, and with rising intensity, this man said, “I’m taking this class because when I speak to the members of [...]

2018-07-05T15:45:31+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Power Hungry

Persevering to the End

Harland Sanders had a life full of challenges. Vocationally, Sanders tried the Army, being a blacksmith, a life insurance salesman, and even as a lawyer. Sanders started multiple businesses, but most failed. At 65 years old, Sanders persevered to make one last attempt to use his God-given gift of cooking! By the time he was 73, Colonel Sanders had 600 [...]

2018-07-05T15:06:06+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Persevering to the End

A Patient Boss

My son, Jeremy, works at a sheltered workshop. If you think working with your staff takes patience, imagine managing an entire team of adults with special needs who all have individual quirks and challenges! We are so blessed that Jeremy has an amazing boss named John! Due to Jeremy’s autism and obsessions he can be moody at times even to [...]

2018-07-05T14:55:55+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Patient Boss

Leaders Who Embrace Change Part V

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is constant, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week. The fifth behavior is to “look for boundary-spanning partnerships.” Many businesses have departments or silos that hinders a unified approach to advancing the business. A large bank had a technology change that was going [...]

2018-06-29T16:35:02+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leaders Who Embrace Change Part V

Leaders Who Embrace Change Part IV

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is constant, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week. The fourth behavior is to promote calculated risk taking and experimentation. When confronted with risky opportunities, many organizations tend to ask, “Why?” Companies that handle change well tend to ask, “Why not?” Without the [...]

2018-06-29T16:25:56+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leaders Who Embrace Change Part IV

Leaders Who Embrace Change Part III

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is constant and necessary, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week. The third behavior is to seek out what’s not working. There’s always a need for discovering problems, but especially when major change is happening. I once worked for a CEO who began [...]

2018-06-29T16:18:20+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leaders Who Embrace Change Part III

Leaders Who Embrace Change Part II

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Since change is happening everywhere, we’re discussing these five behaviors this week. The second behavior is to look ahead and see opportunity. The author contends that all employees should be encouraged to look forward and help surface opportunities. Marion Laboratories founder, Ewing Kaufman, understood the [...]

2018-06-29T16:10:22+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leaders Who Embrace Change Part II

Leaders Who Embrace Change Part I

Edith Onderick-Harvey wrote in Harvard Business Review about five behaviors of leaders who embrace change. Her premise is that 70 to 90% of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their objectives often due to leader’s reluctance to change. Since change is happening rapidly everywhere, let’s discuss these five behaviors. The first behavior is to share a compelling, clear purpose. Have [...]

2018-06-29T16:00:27+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leaders Who Embrace Change Part I

Work Conflicts

As long as work is to be done by people, there will be workplace conflicts.  We can work to avoid conflicts, or we can embrace conflicts as they arise. Here are several ideas on managing conflicts. Conflicts will occur, be ready for them. Being part of a team does not eliminate conflicts. Establish lines of communication to deal with conflicts. [...]

2018-06-29T15:40:12+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Work Conflicts

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