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Two Things That Will Get You Promoted

I am often approached by leaders looking to get promoted.  “what characteristics do you look for when hiring for the top positions in your organization?” Stairway to Promotion So, I run down my list. unwavering integrity confident humility passionate vision strong track […]

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Is strength your weakness?

One of my first yoga teachers was fond of saying, “too much strength makes you inflexible too much flexibility makes you weak always balance.” At work, the same is true. Strength can make us weaker. Here’s how Over-reliance on one skill I love […]

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Are you skipping to work?

One of my favorite mentors always asks “are you skipping to work?” When you are skipping to work, you wake up before the alarm, and are excited about the day. When skipping, the most challenging part is juggling and prioritizing all the […]

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Is Tom Sawyer Slowing You Down?

I recently went to see my sister and her family in a fantastic performance of Big River, the musical based on Huckleberry Finn performed by the Adams County School of Musical Theater in Gettysburg, PA. I was struck by the scene where […]

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What Dad Doesn’t Say

The Dad Conversation Continues Thanks to all who contributed to my last post Dad Says: Best Advice from Your Dads. For those who read closely, you may have noticed that I did not share any advice from my father. Why? Because he swears […]

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Dad Says: Best Advice From YOUR Dads

In the spirit of Fathers Day, my son Ben (17) and I set out to collect as much fatherly advice as we could in a week. We asked everyone we knew or ran into friends, work, school, church, airports, restaurants, and random […]

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Listen Well: Better Get a Bucket

I believe that after integrity, listening is the second most important leadership skill. And it is also one of the most difficult. Listening well is hard.Listening well, consistently, is even harder. Lately, I have been paying more attention to what is happening […]

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Beginning With Questions

Beginning well is an art. Taking a deliberate approach to how we start something new, can lay the groundwork for future success. Firefighters Beginning Well Last night I had fish tacos with about 20 firefighters. Well, not actually real firefighters– yet, that […]

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