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 Big grandboy Wes telling baby brother William about Santa! May your holidays be filled with the gifts of family, friends and  great joy!   Best always,  Martha and Thad

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As leaders we all face people and business challenges that require mental toughness.  So what does that mean, understanding that it’s all in the eye of the beholder, right? A recent article about this subject by Amy Morin suggested mentally … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving… May you and your family enjoy great joy this week!                                Join us for an evening with Glenn Carver sponsored by the Health Forward … Continue reading

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An executive story. He goes to the doctor. Cancer. Two years and he’s gone. His wife vows never to go to the doctor again—“I’ll hear something I don’t won’t to hear.” She gets sick. No doctor. Gets worse. No doctor. … Continue reading

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In a 2012 follow up to a 2005 research study, “leadership development remained the #1 reason for hiring a coach.” However, in 2012, “executive presence makes a surprising debut as the #2 reason for coaching.” This is not an unexpected finding for those … Continue reading

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The “how to” for any leadership skill will not work without dealing with the things that get in the way!  So what gets in the way? For most every leadership skill, the “how to” is a short list of simple … Continue reading

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Wires Crossed compliments of WSJ He bought his wife a beautiful orange scarf (his favorite color), but orange definitely was not her color. The leader measured her success in pay raises, so that’s how she rewarded her best performer, only … Continue reading

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Introverts are different from extroverts! It’s easy to turn them on and ratchet up their performance. First, introverts are thinkers. This means they are problem solvers; they have good and well developed ideas. But they don’t tend to come forward … Continue reading

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Happy workers perform better! Or do they? Doesn’t it all depend? There is the employee who is an independent, goal-oriented, hard-working self-starter who finds happiness at work when given challenging assignments, left alone to accomplish them, and rewarded based on … Continue reading

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Leaders who strive for perfection deny top performance. Here’s why. The leader sets unrealistic expectations for others, so they fail. When they fail the manager heaps criticism onto them. The leader is sensitive to the need for perfection, and insensitive … Continue reading

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