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Connecting the Dots

As leaders, we make hundreds of decisions a day.  Some are minor and hold little significance, while others affect the direction of our entire organization.  Luckily, most of us do a good job at identifying decisions by relative impact and … Continue reading

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Tough Decisions and Operational Paralysis

A primary part of a manager’s job involves making decisions.  A manager serves as the central resource for making decisions on expectations, who to hire, allocation of work assignments, response to customer issues, and many other facets of operating a … Continue reading

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Doing the Undesirable: A Leader’s Challenge

There are things that we all dread doing.  At home, it may be something as simple as cleaning the garage, working on the yard, or even washing the car.  I know that I avoided all three necessities last weekend.  In … Continue reading

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Saying NO

If you have children, you probably remember the magic of when your child first started to speak. I remember being so excited that the smallest member of the family was going to be able to interact in a new way … Continue reading

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Garage Doors and Decision-Making

I am not sure if others have experienced a non-cooperative garage door before or not.  A few months ago, the garage door stopped closing correctly and proved to be one of those daily challenges that drive you slowly crazy.  After … Continue reading

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Giving and Getting: Opinions and Feedback

This month I worked with an organization that had recently completed a cycle of employee feedback on what could be improved in their organization.  The employee comments were very positive except that employees felt that managers do not value their … Continue reading

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Building Consensus or Doing the Right Thing

“Ah consensus … the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, … Continue reading

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Hiding Your Head: The Mighty Ostrich

A common phrase for those that do not address immediate or critical concerns in the workplace is to “bury their heads in the sand.” Even small children, immediately think of ostriches when hearing the phrase and will bend over with … Continue reading

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At the Crossroads: Action by Stop, look, listen

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in the last ten years about 3,000 railroad crossing accidents have taken place with an annual rate of 1,000 deaths.  Conrail reports that almost two-thirds of the crossing accidents occur during the day.  A … Continue reading

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At the Crossroads: Decision Making Challenges

How many times have you faced a tough decision that you felt almost helpless to make a decision? We all have faced that moment.  The expression of “being at a crossroads” is a common expression to represent a point where … Continue reading

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