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Archive for: Organization

The Tangled Garden Hose, and How Did it Happen?

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July 24, 2013

Before you rush to “fix” the haywire by pulling it straight with your own agenda at heart, wait a second. Step back, look closer, look at both ends and soon enough you may see that the best way to straighten it out is for you to resist pulling it your own way.

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When The Answer is Obvious, But Not Obvious To You

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June 25, 2013

My brother-in-law shared this YouTube by Jason Headley with me the other day. It cracks me up every time and I’ve shared it with others as well. It has that kind of sticky quality where you share because you just “get it”, right? How many of us when we watch this think to ourselves –…

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Christmas Break, Packed Fridges and the Lesson of One Shelf Left Empty

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December 27, 2012

The fridge packed with leftovers is a lot like lost time during Christmas break.

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The Next Great Chapter

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September 21, 2012

The next season of a leader’s life. Now it’s time to lead yourself.

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The Secret to Change is Found in My Kid’s Sandwich

September 10, 2012

One of the greatest challenges that face each of us is “now what?” The answer is found on the other side.

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Labor Day Weekend Painting and How Change is Tough

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September 3, 2012

Many of us hate to paint. That’s why change initiatives live and die on the ladder.

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Let Them Express!

July 17, 2012

Squelching expression or ideas from your team or your kids will basically extinguish any opportunity to build the relationship, and you’ll stunt any opportunity to grow – as a team, as an organization – as a human being.

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The Lesson in Vision, part 2 of 3

May 17, 2012

You finally got buy-in. What do you tell them as they begin to fall into formation in your quest? You need to tell them what that pathway will look like. It’s not what you think.

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The Lesson in Vision, part 1 of 3

May 14, 2012

When you cast a vision for your organization there is going to be some predictable response. A few things to remember.

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The Thousand Dollar Fart

October 11, 2011

How young parents and even companies can learn lessons of backing off on intensity once in while

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