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Normal and the need for change

Headline: Power Outage Delays Big Game Ray Lewis ends his NFL career on a high note, Colin Kaepernick increases his odds of getting a raise and 100-million people are grossed out (twice) by the hideous sounds of a super model and nerd sucking each other's lips -- but Super Bowl 47 will be remembered most for [...]

By |2013-02-04T18:04:53+00:00February 4th, 2013|Management, Strategy|0 Comments

What if you used only your strengths?

One of my Strengths is "Input." For a living, I report information, provide analysis, and describe things to other people. All at once, I realized that I needed to do that now, for the parents of the girl. I began writing: “To the family of Jane Doe, I was one of the first motorists to stop at your daughter’s crash on Tuesday…..”

By |2012-01-04T05:00:05+00:00January 4th, 2012|Strengths|0 Comments

Executive burnout – what happens when the boss checks out?

"Hey Jim," the email began, "how often do you run across CEOs who love their company and hate their own job description?"

He explained that as he'd grown his business, he hired people to handle tasks he had enjoyed doing in the early days and now finds his calendar filled with administrative tasks no one else wants to do. "I can't imagine any entrepreneur starting out wanting to be an administrator."

Companies - smart ones - put significant resources toward employee engagement and retention, but what about the boss? Who watches out for the men and women in the c-suite? If retaining key employees is critical for profitability, keeping the boss engaged should be near the top of any company's training agenda.

By |2011-08-18T13:34:15+00:00August 18th, 2011|Strengths|0 Comments
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