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Make a Decision

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”Theodore RooseveltThe Right Thing  I can’t count the number of times I was faced with insufficient information yet, because of my role and responsibility...

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Blank Slate Leadership

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”Roy T. BennettDo you see someone new in your organization as a threat, a valuable...

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Doing What’s Right – Leadership Ethics

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”Warren BuffetAt the end of the day, I’m a simple Nebraska boy at heart. I grew up in simpler times, raised by parents who grew up during the...

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The Hero Complex

 “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two mistakes a year.”Peter F. DruckerIt has become a cliché that true heroes are reluctant to take credit for their actions. They claim they were...

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Training, Coaching, and Mentoring

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”Peter F. DruckerOnce you are centered, openminded, and receptive to new information and...

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Be Well Part II

Meditation When I was in my twenties, I took martial arts instruction from an interesting former Army Ranger. This instructor was a Vietnam veteran and he’d become an expert in a little-known form of Korean martial arts created in ancient times to defeat invading...

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Be Well Part I

That’s right, I am going to discuss an aspect of nimble leadership that I have not entirely mastered, leader wellness. As a result of walking the walk and learning the craft of leadership, I find myself rarely able to say no to a new challenge. As you gain momentum...

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