Lead Every Day

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New Hire Orientation

Horst Schultze, the former president of the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, said, ”The most important time in…

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Don’t Set the Bar Too Low

I want to lead a great team – don’t you? I want to work on big…

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Five Ways to Spark Creativity in Your Team

Tapping into creativity is a constant challenge. In a business climate that can turn on a…

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Learn from Others

For many years, I have met with a group of men twice a month. We’ve been…

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Harness The Power of a Start-up… Even if You Aren’t in Start-up Mode

Have you ever been part of a start-up? Do you know people who have? What can…

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5 Must-Haves for Team Members

One of the most important decisions you and I make as leaders is, “Who’s on our…

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Scale Your Impact

Our leadership is a composite of many factors: our background, our experiences, our skills, our character,…

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Plan to Grow

Personal growth should be the leader’s highest priority. I liken it to the admonition you hear…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

One of my favorite quotes from Andy Andrews is “Don’t believe everything you think.” As…

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Help People Win

I’ve been thinking and writing about teams a lot over my leadership journey. I’ve observed some…

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How Great Do You Want to Be?

Momentary greatness is common – sustained greatness is rare. You may have experienced it yourself. I…

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What’s Big in Your World?

What are you working on that you’re excited about? Is it a project at work? Something…