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Three Steps to Develop Grit

I just finished watching Ron Howard’s latest film on The Beatles. Those four pioneers of rock and roll (who America got to meet in February 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show), have a mystical aura to their story. Lots of legends surround their emergence as a musical force fifty years ago. Today—I’d like to clear…

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The Number One Killer of Productivity

If I were to ask you: What is the top killer of productivity in a work environment? What would you say? If I asked you: What is the chief distraction keeping students from focusing on their studies in school? What would you say? How about if I asked you: What is your number one hindrance…

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Five Culture Killers in Your Organization

I’ve said it before; I will say it again. The organizational culture you experience at your work will impact the performance of team members more than anything else. As Peter Drucker eloquently said decades ago, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So, if culture is so important, leaders must guard it at all costs. They must…

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The New Economy Millennials Are Adopting

Years ago, a mentor, Keith Drury, taught me that one secret to a happy life is the ability to “enjoy things without owning them.” I soon learned to enjoy a neighbor’s boat or vacation cabin on the lake without the need to own either of them. I think Keith is right. He’s also prophetic. A…

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A New Approach to Managing Millennials in the Workforce: Episode 41


Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Geoff Goodman, President of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Having held other executive positions for Bruster’s Ice Cream and Cici’s Pizza, Geoff has a whole new stance on how to manage and lead the next generation. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.…

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Is Your Team Set Apart?

Today’s post is a guest article by Randy Gavvitt. I hope you enjoy it.  Although the concept of community is at the core of what creates a High Performance Team, it is also one of the twelve best practices to unlock organizational performance, as well. When we see the word community, it may bring to…

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