Category Archives: Leadership

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There are times in our lives when vacations, rest days, calling in sick, going fishing, taking a walk or any of our other normal tricks for finding rest just don’t work. These are the times when we are spent. We … Continue reading

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The Problem with Freedom

Free-dom/’frēdəm the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. When I was younger I didn’t want anyone telling me what to do. I was independent, proud, and wanted to do my own … Continue reading

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Ideals

When I was a young leader I went to work at an organization I had known and loved for years. In fact, the leader had mentored me in my high school years. I was so excited about this new opportunity … Continue reading

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3 things that will quickly improve your leadership

When I was young I thought leadership was for the privileged. I would listen to leaders talk about the challenges, the costs and the constraints and think to myself, ‘Yeah right, you guys are flying all over the world, have … Continue reading

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What Qualifies a Leader?

I was eating dinner a few months ago at my friend Ned Berube’s house. He and his wife Sue are dear friends to Susan and I. We just absolutely love hanging out with them. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Generational Leadership

Generational Leadership – leading so that the next generation can impact generations I recently gave this talk at the annual GRG Weekend. Afterwards we did a panel style interview with some of the next generation guys I’m investing in. It … Continue reading

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My top 5 leadership books

So here they are and why… 1. Good to Great by Jim Collins Why? This is a book that you just can’t argue with. The quality of research is so impeccable that the principles speak for themselves. Favorite Take-away I think my … Continue reading

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Conflict upgrade

I’m definitely facing into a much needed upgrade concerning the way I’m dealing with difficult situations. I’ve never thought of myself as conflict averse, but I’m realizing there are specific situations that cause me to avoid it. As a result, … Continue reading

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Teamwork 2

So, for years I’ve said that I’m not an artist. What I’m referring to is the fact that I don’t paint, play a musical instrument, or design stuff. But recently I’ve begun to seriously rethink this statement because the more … Continue reading

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Teamwork

Last year’s NBA champion Dallas Mavericks were such a powerful combination of talent and teamwork. Great talent for sure but not near the talent of the high-flying Miami Heat and yet teamwork trumped talent once again. In the words of … Continue reading

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