The First Resort of Leadership – August 1, 2022

LEARN A LITTLE: As a Leader, What Is Your First Resort? Lots of people have talked and written about the last resort, whether it be in sports, politics, medicine, business or even marriage. It’s what we do when everything else that we have tried has failed. Let me...

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When Your Load is Too Heavy – July 1, 2022

LEARN A LITTLE:When Your Load is Too Heavy This blog originated from a recent experience in which I was working to fill in a “washout” on a long gravel driveway with some fresh stone. The area was fairly large and to fill in the large low spot, I knew I would need...

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Spending Time With Staff – March 1, 2022

LEARN A LITTLE:Spending Time with Staff By now, most people have heard or read the research observation, “Employees don’t leave their companies, they leave their boss or supervisor,” or some variation on that theme. Recently, I was talking with a colleague, who...

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Two Hunters – February 1, 2022

LEARN A LITTLE:Two Hunters Our recent snowfall reminded me of the following story. As recently happened, there was a very heavy snowfall. Since it was deer-hunting season, two human service CEOs decided to take the day off and test their skills in a farm field in...

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The Power of Workplace Harmony – January 1, 2022

LEARN A LITTLE:The Power of Workplace Harmony I like folk and gospel music, especially the simple cord progressions and rich vocal harmonies around the melody. I was listening to such a song recently (Okay…. It was the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’”), and...

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Being an Encourager – December 1, 2021

LEARN A LITTLE:On Being an Encourager Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Am I mostly an encourager or a discourager?” I inserted “mostly” into the sentence to make the point that very few of us behave the same way all the time. How you answer the above...

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