Increase Your PNR to Increase Your ROI

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This post is about culture–how to create a culture where people want to work.  Recently, I read The Culture Solution by Matthew Kelly–a good read.  Hopefully, this blog post will encourage you to read his book.  Culture matters and leaders need to create a healthy culture.  One of the management gurus I admire most is Peter Drucker who said, “Culture …

Even Stanford is Advocating “Touchy Feely”

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This is a follow up post to my last post titled “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had More Friends”  If you missed it, you can read it here. It appears even Stanford would agree with my message.   One of the main themes that emerged in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts is “the soft stuff is the hard stuff.”  Or …

Why Workplaces Would Improve If Men Had More Friends

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This post is for people who care about working in healthy workplaces and for living fulfilling lives.  There is not a quick fix for the issues that exist.  But the sooner we start, the better for everyone. When I was writing my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, chapter 5 was titled Vulnerability is a Strength.  But my editor …

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do

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Social isolation is a killer!  I am intrigued by how so many people feel lonely at a time when we are supposedly more “connected” than ever.  I am pleased to share my recent publication in Training Magazine. One of my main leadership messages lately is this:  Leaders need to build community in the workplace as it is hard to trust people you …

Why Joe Biden Should Not Run For President

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This post is my personal opinion based on my life and work experience.  It is not political, but practical.  Since I have shared the following story with several people lately, I thought I would write it up and post it to see the reaction.  Joe Biden is likely to throw his hat into the ring and I wanted to weigh …

Learning from the Comeback “Kid”

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Why do we like to cheer for the underdog?  Why do we want redemption?  We are human and we make mistakes.  Read this to learn more. The comeback “kid.”  Before Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament for the fifth time and fifth green jacket, there were plenty of articles about Tiger.  One article in particular pointed out how it …

Why Good People Do Bad Things

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This post is written for anyone who is trying to figure out why good people can do some bad things and in the process hurt many people.  The legacy we leave is the life we lead.–Jim Kouzes   NOTE:  My next podcast will be posted this Friday (the second Friday of each month)!  Listen to learn more about Becoming a Sage. …

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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This post is written for leaders who should and need to be thinking about succession planning.  This is a reminder of what not to do.   This is a twist on the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.  Since my passion is helping people and organizations get from where they are to where they want to be, …

Now is the time to build community

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This post is for leaders in profit and not-for-profit organizations who want to know how to be most effective.  The bottom-line is this:  Leadership is not about you.  It is about what you can build and create as a result of your position and influence.  Use it to build community.  Read on to learn more. I am fascinated by the …