April 13th, 2017

Four Sides to Every Story (The Truth About Conflict)

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It seems we’ve had a lot of conflict lately. From international disagreements to dragging someone off a plane, we’ve seen significant conflict on … Continue reading

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May 3rd, 2016

Look Around — Are You Surrounded by the Right People?

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One of the most important decisions we make in life is who we choose to be around. In fact, there is an old … Continue reading

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April 19th, 2016

Why Failure May Be More Valuable Than Success

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The morning after a sixteen hour drive from Illinois, my father-in law walked into my office and asked, “Do we learn more from our … Continue reading

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April 12th, 2016

Share the Vision: Employees Can’t Embrace What They Can’t See

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Some people are wonderful with details. They can take an incredible vision, break it down into bite-sized pieces, and … Continue reading

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April 5th, 2016

How to Build Accountability to Avoid the Hall of Blame

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Listen. Can you hear it? There is someone around you not taking the blame for something in their life. In fact, you hear it everywhere you go. The … Continue reading

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March 15th, 2016

The High Price of Negative Motivation

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I was standing to the left of the stage in a very large ballroom preparing to speak to a group of 300 construction supervisors. I was … Continue reading

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March 8th, 2016

How to Stand Out When Screwing Things Up

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Irish novelist James Joyce once wrote, “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” Some days I feel I’ve spent a little too much time … Continue reading

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March 3rd, 2016

How Strong Leaders Go In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lion

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“March comes in a like a lion, and out like a lamb.” I remember in my early years hearing those words from a teacher trying to … Continue reading

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February 24th, 2016

Laughing on the Job is No Laughing Matter

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Some people love to shop. They can go into a mall and spend hours aimlessly wandering from shop to shop with absolutely no idea what they … Continue reading

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February 10th, 2016

The Most Common Mistake We Make When Setting Expectations

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Few would argue that a key first step to accomplishing anything in life is having a clear … Continue reading

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