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The shaded view

We are all victims of our experience - be that positive or negative. For the 6% of our Nation that are Veterans, November 11th takes on a unique meaning for each of us. This past weekend, I spent Veterans Day with several friends discussing the realities of what it...

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The leadership toolbox

I fondly remember growing up and helping my father carry his toolboxes to various jobs. My father ran a side business where he repaired and installed furnaces, air conditioners, hot water tanks, etc. He also was called upon by folks who needed miscellaneous repairs...

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Boomerang Employees = Good Investment. Seriously?

I recently read an article about “boomerang” employees, which is defined as occurring when companies hire former employees. Apparently, 40% of companies hire employees that have previously left their company. That begs a question the article didn’t address: Do 40% of...

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Don’t throw away your map

The earth is not flat. We take this fact for granted sometimes. But there was a point in time where everyone in the world believed it was – and it was fact as they knew it. But sailors figured it out. They realized they were constantly adjusting their course to...

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Saying vs. doing

When you think of the word “leadership”, what comes to mind? Do you think of the leaders who have influenced your life? Does the face of a past coach or teacher pop into your head? Do you think about your leadership brand and how you are leading? That wasn’t a trick...

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I don’t know and it doesn’t matter

For the last few months, we’ve been preparing for new and exciting challenges at Solutions 21 -- new teammates, new markets, new projects, and new opportunities. While new and exciting is almost universally positive, an exception can be made for our recent discovery...

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Amateur vs. professional

As you may have gathered from my previous blogs, I am a former professional football player and a big fan of the game of golf. I fell in love with golf 12 years ago due to the many life lessons it teaches -- ranging from beauty, complexity, and the all too familiar...

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Timeless leadership

It has been awhile since I have lifted a pen to contribute to our blog. I recently read an article that has motivated me to offer a very real-world example of timeless leadership. It is not often something strikes me as powerful -- as this article has -- and as you...

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No easy way out

My all-time favorite movie series as a kid was Rocky. As is the case with all movie series, I had a favorite movie in the series. A “favorite” of my favorite, if you will. That movie was Rocky IV. Now, don’t get me wrong, the whole series was mesmerizing, but there is...

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Can’t see the forest for the trees

Sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. I was talking to a gentleman from the insurance industry as I boarded a recent flight to Pittsburgh. He was taking a trip to explore an opportunity to expand his business. As we began talking, he was telling me how...

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