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1,000 jumps

1,000 jumps

If you’ve been skydiving, you know the thrill, fear, and elation of hitting terminal velocity and the feeling of floating in the air.  For some, it’s an addictive pastime that they pursue as a hobby or sport. Even though it feels dangerous, it is incredibly safe...

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The courage to deliver

The courage to deliver

My favorite essay of all time was written in 1899. I have drawn inspiration from it for over 25 years: “A Message to Garcia” by Elbert Hubbard. It tells the story of how “the fellow by the name of Rowan delivered a message to Garcia, the leader of the Cuban rebels. He...

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Why do you exist?

Why do you exist?

The Evolution of Leadership Everyone is familiar with evolution, though it can be difficult to observe. It is often only recognized upon extinction.  For organizations to survive, they must evolve. Survival does not occur because organisms live forever. They live...

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Trust in crisis

Trust in crisis

Rapid adaptability and innovation have set organizations apart during the stresses of 2020. Organizations like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot have capitalized on innovative digital shopping and delivery methods to meet the public's needs and demands. In...

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Productivity and value

Productivity and value

Productivity is being debated anew with the overnight shift to remote work. Without all of the usual metrics managers use to gauge work effort—from specific performance metrics to “bums in seats”—it’s getting harder and harder to tell what the output of our workforce...

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Are you a communication adaptor or velociraptor?

Are you a communication adaptor or velociraptor?

There can be no denying that the greatest business leaders share many common ingredients. However, there is one that is most visible and audible to us all: great leaders are all exceptional communicators. They have the ability to convey a resonant message and engage...

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Being world-class requires a Vision, MAP, and Guide

Being world-class requires a Vision, MAP, and Guide

When you hear the phrase “World Class,” what comes to mind? Who do you consider to be “World Class”? Professional athletes like Michael Phelps? Or maybe a Jeff Bezos? What makes them “World Class”? At Solutions 21, we have researched and studied World-Class Performers...

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Your five-a-day leadership habits

Your five-a-day leadership habits

It’s a phrase we commonly associate with the number of fruits and vegetables we aspire to consume each day to maintain a healthy diet. I offer you the opportunity to explore your leadership health similarly to five daily habits. Leadership over time has become a...

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