Friday, January 7, 2011

10%

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Following up on my article from the other day, I want to talk about the top 10% of your employees. You know,  The Go-getters, "Golden Boy/girl", top performers and your future leaders. I know that I talked about patience and mentoring of your people and not to have the same expectations for them that you have of yourself. There are exceptions to every rule.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Never to late

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I came across this story late today and wanted to share it with you. There was this homeless, 53 yr old man in Columbus, OH that wasn't panhandling for money but a job. He claimed to have a "Golden Voice" Watch this video, see for yourself.


I think it is our human nature to judge others, question their motives. I for one do not always contribute to those that ask me for money on the street. I think that this is a good reminder as to why we have to view each encounter with another human being separately. Watch this video.


I hope that this gives you reason to pause the next time another Human being ask for your help. I hope that it causes you to see that you can be catalysis for change in another person's life. You never know the when or where, just know that you, yes you can be the difference and change to someone. It may not be this dramatic or widely known. The only thing that matters is that you helped someone, no matter how big or small the gesture, you stepped up and DID SOMETHING. We all get caught up in our own lives, I can tell you this with some certainty, if your reading this, there is someone else on this planet that has a much more difficult existence then you. Never ever underestimate your power to impact another Humans life. The only thing that is required is that you make the choice to do so. Thank you.

Another story here, Homeless man drives across country, just got this so I wanted to add it. Thanks. 

Have you done something to impact someones life? 

What were the results? 

Please share your stories with us, it matters.

I know how, why don't you?

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"Practice is the best of all instructors "~ Publilius Syrus 

I was recently reading an article in," ESPN the magazine." Sorry ESPN, don't recall which issue. Anyway, an "anonymous" player was stating that coaches with over 20 years experience with the same system would get upset with a 22 yr old, who couldn't learn their system in a few days. That got me thinking. How many times do we, as experienced leaders, get frustrated with our people when they don't pick things up right away?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

3 Words

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  This was the Hashtag that I saw on Twitter this morning. So, I looked it up and saw that a lot of people where posting links to their posts about the 3 words that they were embracing for the New Year and why. I didn't have time this morning to post this. So, here it goes

Monday, January 3, 2011

Putting the lid on Creative Juice

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I got inspiration for this post from  Seth Godin's post. His post was short and sweet, to the point, just like most of his thought provoking content. That's probably why so many people follow him. Here's my expanded thoughts on it.

Serving in the Military for over 20 years I've encountered, "That's not how we do things here" comment more then once. It always left me feeling like my opinion or expertise was not wanted nor desired. On a few occasions, the statement was actually backed up by real reasons or data that supported why it wasn't a good idea. Usually, it was stated because people and organizations do not like change. It's uncomfortable, it knocks people and processes out of rhythm and at first, looks like it's not going to work due to the awkwardness that is associated with change. Let' examine ways we can say, "That's not how we do things here" less and avoid turning off our people's creative juices.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Leadership Development Carnival | Becky Robinson Weaving Influence

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Leadership Development Carnival | Becky Robinson Weaving Influence

Great Leadership

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Dan McCarthy over at Great Leadership has included me in his monthly magazine. I am honored to be listed with such a great group of Leaders. Please go and check it out. All of us that write a blog do it for you the readers, so it is much appreciated when you support us. Of course you will find my article on the "Puzzle pieces" you will also find other great articles and bloggers you may not have read before. Thanks for all your support, I look forward to connecting and growing with each of you in the coming New Year. Click here to read Great Leadership Monthly magazine.

New Interactive Tool Bar

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I put an interactive tool bar on the bottom of the page to enable people to engage easier with the site. You can now follow and share via your preferred social media site. Also, there's a neat translation button on the left side that enables people to translate the pages. I hope everyone enjoys this, give me some feedback either way. I'll be back on Monday, January 3rd with a new article.
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