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Great leaders are often heralded for their public skills.  Speaking.  Writing.  Vision casting.  Innovation.  All of these are good and necessary. Yet we all know that they aren’t enough. Just like Katherine famously told Jack in the Broadway play, The Newsies. “Being a boss doesn’t mean you have all the answers, just the brain to […]

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Have you ever looked out over the water and it seemed as though it was moving in one direction?  Or another?  Or maybe switching directions even as you watch? Water currents don’t work that way.  Streams flow in one direction.  Even though major bodies of water like Lake Michigan may have a shift in current, […]

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Have you ever seen a person tattooed with the word “quitter?”  Never giving up is about as American as apple pie. So why are so many people quitting?  We are currently in the middle of what social scientists are calling “The Great Resignation.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over four million Americans […]

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The cold waves of Lake Michigan lap at the sailboat. Above deck, a well-synchronized team works to trim the sails and maintain course over the choppy water. But one young man sits by himself, watching his teammates work. He seems to be actively disengaged from the challenge at hand, and his coworkers mutter among themselves […]

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Business owners invest in many different products and services for their companies: computers, insurance, utilities, office space, advertising, onboarding, training, taxes, 401k matches, disability, health benefits, phones, printers, equipment, office supplies, shipping services… the list goes on and on. But if you’re not investing in team-building and leadership development within your existing workforce, you’re missing […]

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There’s always more to learn in all aspects of life. Even masters of their craft will tell you they know nothing. Such is the nature of life. Taking in our surroundings to adapt our behavior and mindset is a lifelong approach – not a one-off strategy. As I was recently reminded during our latest Full […]

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