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The Power of Discipline

Written on:March 16, 2013
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Oh, boy! We sure hate the word “discipline”!

It connotes images from those movies we have all seen about soldiers in boot camp. Way too much work.

It connotes images of inflexibility, and we want to be flexible and spontaneous.

It connotes images for each of us where we suffered the rules and outrages of parents or older siblings.

It connotes so many things to so many of us, and mostly the things we think of are either not friendly, not fun, seem like hard work, are tough or are just down right difficult. Read more…

The Predictability Factor: Another View of Change

Written on:March 15, 2013

Change happens. It is seasonal. It happens with our families, and we see this as we watch our children grow. It happens as we mentor and promote talent in our organizations. It happens as we move from assignment to assignment, or learn new skills and improve our abilities. So, do we really fear change? I suggest it is a fear of the loss of predictability, and call this The Predictability…

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How is HR Like a Football Team

Written on:March 6, 2013

Well, for starters, it is all about the team. I can’t think of any football team ever that won the season based on the efforts of just one player. From start to finish, each play, offense or defense, requires participation from all the members of the team on the field. Posted on HRCSuite.com February 24, 2013 Read more here…

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3 Steps To Gauge Your Team’s Connection To Mission

Written on:March 6, 2013

In today’s competitive business environment, it is essential for our teams to be connected to our company mission. Most companies have mission statements. Take yours and simplify it. Turn it into a one-sentence description of what your company does. Most mission statements have a lot of “political” jargon — these words keep our communities and investors happy, but they may get in the way of our teams having a real…

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Communications: 3 Ways to Avoid Epic Fails | 1800HR

Written on:March 6, 2013

There are times when, as leaders, we believe we have done everything reasonably within our power to make sure that others know what is going on. And yet, we routinely experience what might easily be called “epic fails”. Look at this short video from the Today Show.   Posted on 1800HR, January 15, 2013

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