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Are Boomerang Employees A Good Investment?

Are Boomerang Employees A Good Investment?

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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Saying vs. doing

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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Amateur vs. professional

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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No easy way out

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

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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Next Leader Now Spotlight: Pete Hanes

Next Leader Now Spotlight: Pete Hanes

30-year-old Pete Hanes is a member of the business development team at Aeroform, a custom manufacturer of urethane foam and fiberglass parts and components. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Aeroform’s products can be found in many niche markets such as sporting...

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Nuance vs novelty

Nuance vs novelty

Would you say that you're the kind of person who likes to chase after new things or do you tend to delve into the nuances of something you already do? While teaching 7th-grade math students, Angela Duckworth discovered that grit, rather than talent, was the greatest...

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Made

Made

In my recent conversations with executives, there has been a consistent theme in regards to leadership that I feel deserves our attention. The idea: Leaders are born, not made. Now, I am not a doctor, but I have never heard of anyone being born with a “leadership”...

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