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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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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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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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At their best, leaders who are a “people-person” are persuasive, they are motivators, they inspire employees to follow, to work hard, and do a good job. The people-person likes people and wants to be liked, but taken too far the … Continue reading

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College professors often say, “This would be a great place to work, if it weren’t for the students.” And leaders sometimes think it, too, about their employees. Fifty years ago, leading was defined as getting things done through others. Leading … Continue reading

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This issue came up recently—voting to make major decisions. It makes sense to get input before making big decisions—but giving everyone an equal voice does not. If the decision goes bad, who is to be held accountable? Answer: if everyone … Continue reading

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    Have you been able to slow down enough to enjoy nature’s miracles this spring?  We had to share this beautiful image that appeared in our back yard yesterday evening.  It just doesn’t get any prettier and more perfect … Continue reading

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We received a call recently from a manager dealing with a supervisor that was going “native”.  The supervisor failed to respond when a member of her team performed poorly.    The first problem was that the manager had to bring the … Continue reading

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Recap of leader quick tip: Others can push your buttons only when you allow them to.   It’s a rotten feeling when someone can “push your buttons.”       The words or actions of another can cause anger, resentment, … Continue reading

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Recap of leader quick tip: How can you master your own world without first mastering yourself? So says Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010 and coauthor of four other Megatrends books.   What does self-mastery mean?   She answers this … Continue reading

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