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How to Tackle Change & WIIFM!

In times of change, “What’s in it for ME?” (WIIFM) is the “BIG” question everyone wants an answer to as soon as possible. Basically, we are all self-centered so this should be no surprise. As a leader, it is your responsibility to see that the communications are clear, concise and authentic. Where possible, we need […]

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Unlearning Could be the Key to Successful Change

Could the solution to resistance to change be a simple act of unlearning?  Let’s look into this and see just how complex this statement really is for humans. Lao Tzu said, “To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” Peter Drucker said it another way, “We spend a lot […]

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Why FOCUS is Critical Today!

Today, let’s examine how you handle actions in the workplace. Are you reactive to the events occurring within your environment and around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you intentionally take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or […]

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Gibb’s Rules Adapted to Business!

I have been a fan of the TV program NCIS since it was originally released. I have loved it for a number of reasons but most of all because of the focus on Gibb’s rules as a core of operations for the team. There are 50+ of these rules that have cropped up in many […]

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Building Blocks for an Innovative Culture

As a leader, you are probably interested in the sustainability of your company, if you’re not then it may be time to find something else to do for a living. The key to continually being on the sustainable path, you really need to focus building blocks that can provide the base of a culture of […]

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How to Expand Your Leadership Energy!

Our brain was never designed to just trap and retain information, in reality it was created to allow us to generate thoughts and ideas. So often you retain so much useless trivia that it may actually hamper our ability to think creatively. When you have a job, you are paid to exercise thought power in […]

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How to Look at Certifications

I am often asked questions regarding technical and process certifications and I usually always give the same answer, “well, it depends”. With the rapid changes that go on within the technology arena there are new, better and even revolutionary certifications arising daily. Given that, it is not unusual that developers’ interest in technical certifications continue […]

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Employee Expectations Vs Employer Expectations

Ultimately, I believe that everyone wants to be known for being productive and efficient, but not everyone shares the same definition of effective job performance.  In reality, if you determine the reality of limited resources, you’ll generally find that misaligned expectations between leadership and employees is the primary reason many requests are denied.  It should […]

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Leaving a Legacy or a Legend?

I have been pondering this question for some time and I finally have a clear understanding of the topic. Are you a leader because you want to leave a “legend” or a “legacy”? This can be a highly controversial topic because many leaders really don’t get this. In fact, I might even venture to say […]

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How Do You Embrace Change?

If you haven’t noticed, we live in an ever-changing world, personally, business and socially. I can’t guarantee much but I can guarantee that many things you are comfortable with today will change in the next 12 months. If you are a leader you are not only involved in change but you often initiate change so […]