2021Q3 REVIEW: Planning

Sep 17, 2021
 

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Let’s reflect on the Leader’s Field Guides from 2021Q3. As we focus on “planning”, how does better forecasting impact our success and calm?


It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2021Q3 and consider what you’ve incorporated into your leadership and what needs more attention. Think about how each topic challenges you to reflect on your forecasting and scheduling over the last three months. What role are expectations and surprises...

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I Quit!

Aug 28, 2021
 

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The Great Resignation marks a massive exodus of workers seeking trust, significance, and engagement. Uncover the impact of the WFH movement.


The word resignation has a few meanings. The most common usage defines the act of retiring or giving up a position. Resignation also identifies the document conveying someone's intention of retiring. …And, resignation can describe the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable. These days, employers are discovering...

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Don’t Get Trapped

Aug 20, 2021
 

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Discover how Star Trek’s Kobayashi Maru, a no-win training scenario, challenges us to reconsider dated decision trees and break the rules!


Star Trek’s Kobayashi Maru is a fictional training simulation known to be a no-win scenario. One Starfleet Academy cadet took the test three times before reprogramming the parameters and ultimately solving the unsolvable. We’ve all experienced the lose-lose dilemma. Sometimes, it is even of our own making, like an...

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Scheduling Conflict

Aug 06, 2021
 

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What takes precedence over hurdling to the edge of space with 3 others making history? Let’s explore tips for resolving calendar conflicts.


When we buy tickets for an event, whether we are planning to attend a concert or take a plane flight, we are fairly committed to using the tickets-- especially if it is something we are eagerly anticipating. We feel even more obligated if we spend a lot of money. What would you do if you had a scheduling conflict after paying...

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Not as Planned

Jul 30, 2021
 

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What happens when you plan to compete at the Olympics and your teammate is disqualified? Get insights from a professional volleyball player.


My husband and I travel to Mexico for volleyball vacations. The week-long event includes tournaments of many types and clinics taught by professional beach volleyball players. We also take excursions and share meals with the pro’s. On several occasions, we’ve enjoyed tacos and conversation with the 6’7” Jake...

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Secret Passageways

Jun 25, 2021
 

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Discover the hidden component to creating a 5-Star experience when serving others by being polite, attentive, discreet, and anticipatory.


A few months ago, I had the privilege of working at one of my favorite places on earth! I was invited to help facilitate a board retreat at The Broadmoor. According to the Forbes Travel Guide system, The Broadmoor is the “original and longest-running 5-Star hotel in the world.”1 Those five stars are not easy to earn....

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2021Q2 REVIEW: Toughness

Jun 18, 2021
 

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Let’s reflect on the Leader’s Field Guides from 2021Q2. As you focus on “toughness”, how does drive and persistence play into your success?


It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2021Q2 and consider what you’ve incorporated into your leadership and what needs more attention. Think about how each topic challenges you to reflect on your perseverance over the last three months. What role are grit and tenacity playing? How can you...

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Death Zone Leadership

Jun 11, 2021
 

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The Death Zone is 23,000+ feet, where oxygen cannot sustain human life. At that altitude, can you still be polite? Or, are you the “DUD”?


Chris Warner, mountaineer and co-author of High Altitude Leadership, has led over 150 summit expeditions. For Warner, a typical day at the office is near the Death Zone. It is called the death zone because, at 23,000+ feet above sea level, available oxygen in the air cannot sustain human life. It is not just the lack of...

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Intrapreneurship

May 14, 2021
 

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Whether you are enterprising from within a large corporation or through a small business, Rice’s “Four Fs” provide a framework for success.


While living in Madison, WI, I visited a local entrepreneur club. A detailed outline was distributed by the host to all in attendance. Of course, I planned to be attentive. I always hope to learn something new, but when I notice the presenter listed Faith as one of the "Four Fs” on his outline—my...

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Second Chances

Apr 30, 2021
 

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Second chances aren’t easy to give and are even harder to take. The movie “Hoosiers” shows mercy AND expectation from different viewpoints.


After already being ejected twice from games earlier in the season, Coach Dale asks the referee to eject him from the game. The referee says, “Well, I guess you’ve got your reasons,” and throws him out of the game as the crowd erupts with anger. Coach Dale walks off the court barely concealing his...

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