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The Rest is Important

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2009|General Leadership|

If you're on the West coast, you're more likely blow off your vacation time than I am, men are more likely to check in with work on those rare vacations than women are, and if you're an American you are given less vacation days by your employer than every other developed country in the world.

The Honor in Bureaucracy

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 April 3rd, 2009|General Leadership|

Those of us in the field (doing the "real" work) need those considerations, and we need someone else to do it – we are too busy; we are focusing on the immediate, the now, the customer, the business at hand. I, for one, have always been thankful for all the things that someone else had to think about to make my job easier or safer or better.

The Opposite of Mentoring

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 February 20th, 2009|General Leadership|

The practice of talking bad about a co-worker..or your boss..or say - an entire department of people at your company - while commonly and incorrectly accepted as “venting” - is actually an extremely damaging act to play out on other members of your team.

Ready in Our Hearts at Least

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 January 5th, 2009|General Leadership, Opinion|

If he stayed to help alone he may very well die himself. But leaving was impossible; it was too late. In that deep and private part of his being Rasmus Midgett, a descendent of castaways and pirates, was noble. He timed the waves, held his breath against the howling wind, and ran headlong into the sea.

The Missing Competency

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 December 16th, 2008|Business, Leadership, Opinion|

Students of leadership in any organization have, at one time or another, considered defined leadership competencies as a road map of sorts for personal growth. They represent the qualities, talents, and abilities that make up the perfect leader.