Is It a Priority?

We live in a world where we get to choose – everyday, and in almost everything we do. Yet we often believe we don’t have a choice. One of the most important choices we make – often unconsciously – is how we use our time. We allow ourselves to be pulled along by forces that […]

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Expectations – Part 1

My colleague and friend Paul Knudstrup of Midwest Consulting Group, has provided the following post that is a nice “follow-on” to my own March 1 post on relationships. As our guest blogger, he provides a different twist on the topic, below: What do you “expect” of your key relationships – those employees, co-workers, boss, spouse, […]

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Strategy and Relationship Building

“Relationship” in the context of how we get along with others at work, is a word that is shunned in the leadership-world. Perhaps it carries an emotional tone that we’d rather avoid in organizations. Yet, leadership is fundamentally about relationships. Sure, it isn’t practical for a leader spend time “relating” without attention to getting to […]

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Leader Shifts

One of the most amazing things to watch is when a leader actually changes his thinking (or better yet, his beliefs) about a situation. When he sees the role he plays in the situation, and can understand and grasp what he needs to change in himself and how that change is connected to the big […]

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