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Accelerating out of the corner

Accelerating out of the corner

Last week, I had the pleasure of catching up with Mr. Clark Spitzer, Chief Operating Officer of Snavely Forest Products. I always enjoy speaking with Clark since he consistently has a good handle on his sector, and his interest in effective leadership is indicative of...

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The fundamental necessity of feedback

The fundamental necessity of feedback

Early on in my career, I was not interested in what others had to say about my performance or how I could improve. As time progressed, and I learned the true value of feedback, I began to see exponential progress in my leadership and influence.  A mentor once...

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Feature Blog: Whiners, Wannabes, and Winners

Feature Blog: Whiners, Wannabes, and Winners

After twenty-six years of consulting on the global scale, I have had the good fortune to work with some incredibly smart business owners. I have learned a great deal from our strategic discussions and recently have been asked to share some of these success stories in...

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Don’t just call the play

Don’t just call the play

The 2020 NFL draft kicked off last night. For those who didn’t watch, there were four quarterbacks drafted in the first round. As a retired NFL quarterback myself, I started thinking about how the success of this new blood will rely on the leadership of each...

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A beautiful dilemma

A beautiful dilemma

In a recent Politico article, 34 professionals predicted how they think COVID-19 may change certain aspects of our reality. From community to tech, to health and science, to church and religion, experts are making predictions of changes to come.  ...

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Now and forever

Now and forever

Do you remember where you were when you found out about the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11th? If you were high school-aged and older, you probably recall it like it was yesterday. What about September 12th? September 14th? Can you think back to those days...

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Remote workplace strategy – now is the time!

Remote workplace strategy – now is the time!

Organizations across the globe are immediately buckling down to determine how to maintain consistency and normalcy of business. Considering the recent misfortunes surrounding COVID-19, companies of all sizes, and in all sectors, are stepping back into boardrooms to...

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Energy management: balance vs. focus

Energy management: balance vs. focus

As I coach leaders throughout the country and across vast industry verticals, the one word I often hear to describe how they are doing is “busy.” “I’m so busy with this,” and “I’m so busy with that,” followed by the self-induced confidence boost, “…but it’s all good...

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What’s in a name(tag)?

What’s in a name(tag)?

On your first day starting at Solutions 21, you get a magnetic name tag with our logo that you can use at events. Or, at least that’s what Isabel, the newest member of our team, thinks is part of joining our organization. Here’s why. Isabel started the same day we had...

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