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  • Are you managing for engagement or performance?

    Written by: Jason Lauritsen | May 8, 2012

    My four year old daughter recently took up playing her first team sport, soccer.  As any parent who has had a young child in soccer knows, it’s quite a spectacle to behold when you turn loose six youngsters on a soccer field.  They play three on three games, no score kept.  It’s all about teaching […] Read moreRead More»


  • 10 Actions of Servant Leaders

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | May 7, 2012

    This is conclusion of a two part post. Read part one here. “The servant leader is servant first . . . it begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, serve first. Then conscious choice bring one to aspire to lead.” Robert Greenleaf wrote the above quote in his 1970 essay on servant […] Read moreRead More»


  • Silent Culture Killer

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | May 5, 2012

    Is there ever a time when it’s okay to turn your back on someone? It’s a question that surfaces often in my consulting work. Whether it be helping an organization, a team, or an individual work through change, there is always one person, or a small but vocal group, who plays the foil. We often […] Read moreRead More»


  • Leaders Need to Learn to Think So They Can Speak the Truth Clearly by Liz Weber

    Written by: Liz Weber | May 3, 2012

    Why are so many supervisors, managers, and even some big dogs with the snazzy three letter titles: CEO, CIO, EVP, etc., incapable of communicating clearly?  Why are so many managers unable to provide honest commentary on work performance without belittling the employees, skirting the real issues, or confusing the employees with nebulous, non-specific examples? Why […] Read moreRead More»


  • The Myth of Change by Chris Westfall

    Written by: Chris Westfall | April 30, 2012

    This marks the beginning of a new Switch and Shift series on how organizations need to change to succeed in the 21st century. Throughout the series authors, like Chris Westfall, leadership and business bloggers and practitioners will share their views on how businesses need to switch and shift to thrive in our rapidly changing world. […] Read moreRead More»


  • Never Let Others Define You. Never.

    Written by: Ted Coiné | April 29, 2012

    “I’m totally unemployable,” said my friend Johnny a while back. “Never!” agreed Neil. “I’m radioactive to any employer.” “Are you kidding? Me too!” chimed in another friend, Janet. The four of us were at a small party, a gathering of one of the nonprofit boards I used to belong to a while back. I love […] Read moreRead More»


  • Are You Sleepwalking through Life?

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 28, 2012

    As you stop in the moment to understand what’s happening around you, you realize that you’ve ended somewhere unplanned. You’ve found yourself in a place you’ve not imagined for yourself. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?*” The answer to the question is less important than why. Are you where you are in life […] Read moreRead More»


  • Fun at Work

    Written by: Ted Coiné | April 26, 2012

    I’m a huge proponent of having fun at work: it’s absolutely essential. It’s so important to me that one of my central tenants is In business, as in life, if it isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. This line is tacked up beside my desk – that’s how important it is to me. I want to […] Read moreRead More»


  • Why Servant Leadership Still Matters

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 25, 2012

    This is the first post of two.  In 1970 Robert Greenleaf wrote about servant leaders. He was the first. It was born out of his need to do something about a leadership crisis in the United States. It seems some things haven’t changed. Today with global awareness of societies and economies we know that the […] Read moreRead More»


  • 4 Traits of Motivational Leaders Who Keep It Real

    Written by: Meghan M Biro | April 24, 2012

    As someone who finds talent for a living I see leadership from both sides of the desk. I partner with leaders, many of them are VPS or CEOS, who are staffing up management ranks, or perhaps dealing with the difficult job of replacing a team member who isn’t working out. And I work tirelessly and advocate for job seekers with leadership credentials and aspirations. This both-sides-now view has taught me a lot about what it takes to be an inspirational, motivational leader. And while there are many leadership books out there pushing various principles or approaches, in my experience it really boils down to four key attributes…. Read More»


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