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How to Pick the Right Big Goal

Want more success and fun for your team? Try picking one BIG goal. When looking to make a difference for the business, I always look for the “one big goal” that we can accomplish that will really make an impact. As Covey […]

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Leadership Lessons from the Andy Griffith Show

What Would Andy Do? Like so many Americans, I am feeling a bit of sadness and a touch of nostalgia at the news of Andy Griffith’s death today. His most famous role as Mayberry’s old-fashioned leader, makes us think of (or long […]

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One Person at a Time

My favorite work as a leader is the time spent one on one, digging deep, helping to bring out the best in someone. The other fun part is motivating large teams toward a vision and strategy to get something important done. And […]

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One Powerful Word

The words we choose as leaders are powerful. Helping our teams find the right words to clarify their thinking, can be even more powerful. As with so much else in leadership and life, less can be more. Sometimes, reducing the thought down […]

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Saturday Salutation: A Trail of Blessings

There is a man who walks slowly down the trolley path near my home each morning. I often see him on my morning run. He ritualistically tips his cane to everyone as he passes, and says, “God Bless You.” When he is […]

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Mentoring in Circles

In my earlier post, Don’t Get a Mentor, I talked about my preference for finding a mentor organically rather than waiting for formal programs. On the other hand, throughout the years, my favorite formal programs have always been in the form of circles. […]

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Nemesis Mentors

The natural tendency when looking for mentors to turn to people who look like us, think like us, or value the same things we do. It’s easier, and often precisely how people are matched in some formal mentoring programs. That can be fantastic. […]

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Won’t You Be My Mentor?

So, you want a mentor. Now what? Where? Who? How to approach? First, let me say this. I have NEVER been offended by anyone who has asked me for career advice , or wanting to know me better. I love to help. […]

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Won't You Be My Mentor?

So, you want a mentor. Now what? Where? Who? How to approach? First, let me say this. I have NEVER been offended by anyone who has asked me for career advice , or wanting to know me better. I love to help. […]

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“Where There is Chaos, Seize Control”

One of my early bosses and mentors, Gail Parsons, said this to me almost daily. I was young and newly promoted in an HR role in the midst of a big merger. There was much organizational realignment. Everyone had a new boss […]

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"Where There is Chaos, Seize Control"

One of my early bosses and mentors, Gail Parsons, said this to me almost daily. I was young and newly promoted in an HR role in the midst of a big merger. There was much organizational realignment. Everyone had a new boss […]

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Don’t Get a Mentor

I was recently on a hiking tour of the Utah National Parks with my son. After the first big day of hiking, Seb (6) looks at me and says, “if we are going to do this again tomorrow, we will need some […]

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