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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World Wide Web Flashback

Jul 23, 2021
 

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Ever wonder how we got from computer coding to the first commercially successful Web browser? Marc Andreessen knows, here are his mistakes!


I’ve always loved computer technology. Strangely, my first exposure was in high school, and it was a complete disaster! I was composing a term paper the night before it was due-- I know, my first mistake (sorry, Mrs. Clump). Using the first laptop I’d ever seen, without knowing how my work was being saved, was my second....

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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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Barriers to Change

May 21, 2021
 

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Hiatt’s book defining the ADKAR Model of individual change defines barrier points, explains accountability, and outlines sustainable change.


The only constant is change. Some people like change. When it comes to technology for instance, I’m an early adopter. When I see a new application or an upgrade, I press every button, explore every option, and test every feature. It’s exciting; it’s like discovering an underwater city. I wonder what I will...

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Tires Don't Stay Buried

Mar 26, 2021
 

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Do you know why buried tires float to the surface? Discover what keeps old tires, unresolved conflict, and unfinished tasks from resurfacing.


My mom and I were talking the other day, and she concluded her story by saying, “You know, because tires don’t stay buried.” What?! No, I didn’t know that. At this very moment I own 8 tires, actually 12 if you count the two spares and my bike. So, clearly, I don’t have a problem with tires. In fact, I...

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2021Q1 REVIEW: Strategy

Mar 19, 2021
 

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Let’s reflect on the Leader’s Field Guides from 2021Q1. As you focus on “strategy”, how does forecasting play into your intentional design?


It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2021Q1 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 strategy over the last three months. What role is planning and forecasting playing? How can you...

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TAG! You're It

Mar 12, 2021
 

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Making the call, asking a question, or speaking up... Do you thrive in a Learning Zone? Or suffer in the Apathy, Comfort, and Anxiety Zones?


“By the time we are in grade school, it is second nature,” says Amy Edmondson of our desire to be safe. So many things are at that age, even clinging to home base while playing Tag was routine. We chased classmates around at recess, converting competitors from the chased to the chaser, yelling “TAG! You’re...

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