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2011 – January InSight: Management Lessons From the Ski Slopes

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Management Lessons From the Ski Slopes          I'm teaching kids ski school on the weekends this year as a labor of love and have been reflecting lately on the how some of what I teach on the slopes is so applicable to management in organizations. As a ski instructor. . . I make sure I understand the goals and aspirations of each…
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2010 – November InSight: The Gift of Honest Feedback

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The Gift of Honest Feedback           As we approach the holiday season, I've been seeing a lot of advertisements about gifts and giving thanks. This got me to thinking about gifts in leadership. I've learned that true and honest constructive feedback is a rare and important gift. Leaders absolutely need feedback to learn and grow, especially as they move up…
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2010 – October InSight: Five Ways to Enhance Your Empathy

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Five Ways to Enhance Your Empathy Most of us understand empathy and most of us apply empathy in our personal friendships, with our children, in our volunteer work, etc.  How many of us are leading and serving with empathy everyday in the workplace? I recently spent a day with a customer service team and we really explored…
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2010 – August InSight: Developing Emerging Leaders

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Developing Emerging Leaders We all know these are interesting times. When will the economy fully recover? What do we need to do to get or stay profitable? How do we maintain our competitive edge? Do we have leaders prepared to replace our retiring Baby Boomers? What is leadership going to look like in the next decade?…
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2010 – June InSight: Creativity & The Bottom Line

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Creativity & The Bottom Line I read about the importance of creativity and innovation in organizations everywhere. I read about it in history books, in management articles and in company annual reports.   We talk about the need for creativity and innovation, but are organizations actually embracing it? Creativity calls for mistakes!  Creativity calls for crazy…
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2010 – February InSight: Why Emotional Intelligence?

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Why Emotional Intelligence? We have grown up learning about rational intelligence known to many as our IQ, but how much do we really point out the other crucial side of our intelligence - the emotional side?  This type of intelligence is what often makes the difference between an average employee and an outstanding employee, a qualified lead and a…
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