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What’s the plan?

Throughout my adult life, I have been fortunate to mentor and coach business professionals who are leading teams and organizations and are ultimately responsible for their employees’ success. I have also mentored and coached youth football players who have relied on...

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Preparing for the silver tsunami

For those who have not heard of the phenomenon that is beginning to drastically alter the business landscape, allow me to briefly set the stage... Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, once said, “The only thing you can predict with absolute certainty is...

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I never knew you were my mentor

I suppose I’ve had mentors over the course of my professional career. Sometimes I knew it and sometimes I didn’t. On some occasions, my ignorance was due to appreciation – I was just glad to get a few pointers. On other occasions, my ignorance was founded – the advice...

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Drilling it

Yelling. Chaos. Barking orders. It’s how Hollywood portrays military life. This view of the professionals I served with for over 27 years is skewed. Flavored by the extremes of opinion. I think I have seen every war movie made since the 1940s, and they are nothing...

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Leadership scotoma

While discussing our Next Leader Now program with our President at Solutions 21, Buddy Hobart, I was introduced to a new word that has since expanded my vocabulary. The word: Scotoma. Simply defined, the word scotoma refers to a blind spot. Something we all have, no...

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Breaking the cycle

There is a vicious cycle that organizations in today’s 21st-century workforce can’t seem to break. Executives ask us, “How do we retain young high performers?” Only to defend their current strategy by stating, “We are putting them through programs and giving them what...

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