A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“It may not have been a perfect box, but its walls sure were sturdy, until they weren’t.” Heather Kinzie I had the distinct pleasure of conversing with the infamous Steve Browne last week. I had called Steve because I found myself at a gulch and somewhat afraid, unable or unwilling to jump in or over it. Steve talked some…

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Don’t Take It Personally?

“The principle of acting in good faith is at the heart of decent work.” Richard Eyre I’ve been dating for two years. I’ve become a bit of a “3 date wonder” – meaning I rarely end up having more than three dates. There have been a few exceptions but even those dating relationships don’t last more than a month or…

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Living

 “What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.” Albert Camus My friend is dying. She’s been sick with stupid cancer for over a year now but this week, it’s really hit home.  She’s been encouraged to quit fighting and she’s been denied additional care.  It’s been suggested to her…

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Pride Comes Before a Fall

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.   Carl Jung   I lost a client this past week.  It’s not the first client I’ve lost and I’m sure it won’t be the last,…

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When FMLA Comes to Life

Nothing sends an HR Tech running for their Tylenol quite like an employee’s request for intermittent FMLA!  It’s a big fat pain!  Years ago, my employee Peggy, would sit at her desk and beg us not to interrupt her while she ensured her FMLA spreadsheet (leave tracking at its finest) was accurate.  We used to…

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