My Quarter Turns

Don’t Stop Believing- In Your Brand

It’s no secret that I’m a huge music fan- always have been- always will be. The other day I found myself watching a documentary about the new lead singer for the band Journey- Arnel Pineda. Like many my age, Journey provided the soundtrack of my youth and their power...

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5 Tips to Stay Focused Over the Summer

  Summer is officially here and with it comes drastically altered schedules, parties, barbecues, events and hopefully a vacation. It’s easy to understand why we all have a much harder time being focused on our work, when there is just so much happening outside...

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Reroute Your Destination

The other day I was driving to a new client location about two hours from my home. Since I was unfamiliar with the area, I programmed the address into my GPS navigation system. Just before I got to my intended exit a great song came on the radio so of course I cranked...

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Perfection vs. Results

  I read an article recently that a professional golfer is happy with their round if they hit 5-10 shots they deem to be “perfect.” That means 7-13% of the time they feel as though they have done exactly what they practice and train for every day perfectly. What...

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Give Them the Why

Recently I was facilitating a Leadership session in the great state of Iowa. To accommodate the size of the group, the organization partnered with the local community college. I have to say I was extremely impressed with how modern the facility was and the AV system...

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Leadership is About Consistency- Not Immediacy

Why do you brush your teeth everyday? It takes about two minutes and it’s a seemingly mundane task so why do you do it? I mean come on, we go to a professional dentist twice a year. They poke, and prod and clean our teeth beyond all recognition. Clearly these...

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50 for 50

Today I turned 50, a half century…WOW.  Seems like a lot of time, but I feel like there is still so much time left and still so much more to do. One thing I’ve learned in 50 years is that in order to move forward with intention and purpose, it’s also good to look back...

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To Acclimate or Not to Acclimate

Successful strategies to on-board your new hire If you are like many of our clients these days than you have been in the midst of hiring spree for your organization. Record low unemployment and a mobile workforce have created a true lack of talent to fill even the...

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Lessons From Moving

My wife and I recently moved from our home of the past 17 years into the home we’ve always dreamed about. We packed and planned, and created a real strategy to make our move go as smoothly as possible. Contacted furniture and appliance vendors, scheduled handy men to...

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What Does it Take to Win?

I’m not going to get into the discussion about who is the greatest of all time in sports or in business. I would however like to share what the so-called experts had to say about a few people that have all been in the discussion and ask you to decide for yourself what...

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