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Goodwill is Waning

I was conversing with a former Navy gentleman about the new stay put orders issued by the government. · He described the life of a ship at sea. He told me that your “tour” was always scheduled and each sailor would set a mental clock of when they would return home and get on with ...

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Language of the Crossroad

Within any relationship, business or personal, we find ourselves at crossroads we don’t always have the language in navigating with the individual we find ourselves. · One wants to continue straight the other wants to ponder the other two paths. · Maybe we have even survived man ...

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AI and the Social/Moral Dilemma

Image Credit: · https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/12/01/can-ai-protect-it.aspx · AI is something that is coming of age. · Although true AI (Artificial Intelligence) is still in its infancy the social structure is beginning to do its thing. · That thing that people do when tak ...

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A 3-D Leadership Revelation

A recent post · https://www.bebee.com/producer/@harvey-lloyd/producing-the-light-of-leadership has lead to some interesting comments and discussion. · I wanted to follow on with the extended version of the concept. · We tend to look at chaos, crisis or stimulus that requires us ...

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A Value Proposition

A historical review · If we can take a moment and understand, western philosophy is in chaos, as we look at politics, identity group formation and the human rights advocacy reaching far beyond the sanctity of the individual, we could recognize at its core it is man's search for m ...

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Approaching Leadership in 2018

Pic : · https://www.flickr.com/photos/kakissel/6242818496 · Help me get to where you are. · Seven very easy words but can change the outcome and face of a company. · The last few years have described leadership assuming that everyone else knows what you know and have drawn the e ...

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The Leadership Shadow

Photo Credit: · http://www.insidehr.com.au/3-key-trends-in-developing-healthier-leadership/ · We all, at some point, find ourselves “leading”. A time when others have an expectation of you knowing what to do, in moving forward. · Some garner this role naturally others reluctantl ...

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Performance Anxiety

Picture Credit: https://yourmusiclessons.com/blog/performance-anxiety/ · I first came across this word in conjunction with teaching special education students. · Several studies have mentioned that once a student loses pace with their peers, they can never catch up. · A “Cogniti ...

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Today I Met Hopeless

Image credit · http://www.incourage.me/2013/07/love-in-the-dark.html · From my desk i see students who run away from class. · This incident was really no different than other’s, but a compelling force that said i should get involved. · You see my domain is the business side of ...

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The Flow of Life and Leadership

Photo Credit raramsey.com · The workplace is increasingly becoming an extension of who we are within our social selves. The weaving of personal and professional lives is creating a different need at the leadership level. Mindfulness and emotional intelligence are being promoted b ...

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Our Slice

In honor of @Randall Burns an ode to our slice of paradise. · The homestead showed up on our radar back in ‘98 with a phone call as i was traveling between projects. · The spousal unit had been looking off and on for a few months for a riverplace we could enjoy family. · She ca ...

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OMG, is it Serious, Maybe

Big data and the use by marketing (or spin if you count politics) is fudging the line of concern and serious. · From healthcare, · national security and the deodorant we use, high emotion is now attached and would have you believe something is wrong with you or your environment ...

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The Vacuum of Toxicity

A lot of discussion and screen ink has been devoted to solving, unwinding and being a part of a toxic work environment. · Given businesses fluid dynamics of existence, toxicity is always a part of moving forward. · Randall Burns · discusses the management of the environment of t ...

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Is Realism Dead?

What is idealism? · In reviewing the definition it appears to be the process of using your imagination to develop a position or belief of how things should be (A little liberty with the definition here.). · On the surface this would suggest that the growth of a society is predi ...

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Defensive Behaviour ........a small business perspective

I am wrestling with team members who have become defensive in their responses to performance needs of our operations. · This is normal when you are trying to grow leaders within an organization. · Leadership growth thrust folks into unknown territory and can scare up many defen ...

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Challenging Today's Social Norms

We look up at clouds everyday and they are just part of the landscape view. · If we can look at their processes and see their cycles we can see social networking and its strengths. · Cloud formation and the benefits it brings require a specific set of physical rules to produce ...

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The Journey Is Everything

A picture can show us many things and conjure up different emotions. · I used to pass a graveyard everyday going to work. · Not sure why but one day seemed to be different, I looked at all the granite and different ways that folks remember their loved ones. That day i saw every ...

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Free Will, How to keep it.

Free will is our ability to change gears within any circumstances and move in a different direction. Sounds easy, until we realize those we will leave behind, who we may uproot or changes in social settings or personal brand. · In our younger days, before major commitments, free ...

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What can we learn from Wells Fargo?

Picture Credit · Although most of us in small business can’t even imagine operating a company of that size, a lot of what has happened in recent days concerning WF is applicable. · The first thing we can recognize, trust is something that builds over long periods of time but, can ...

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Producing the light of Leadership

The absence of light is a personal perspective. Maybe a great leader leads your organization but you are unable to see the light that he or she is shining. · A leader must have a vision for the company or group they are leading. This becomes the light that the organization will b ...

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