A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” Margaret J. Wheately Do you ever wonder if, sometimes, your staff is missing something? Drive?       Determination?       A Brain? They don’t do anything unless they’re told to do it. They don’t try, try again and instead,…

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Quit Protecting the Sacred Cow

“Funny how that cow of yours is really a lot of bull.” Me I had the pleasure of having lunch with a friend today but I’ll admit, he probably wasn’t as pleased with it as I was. The discussion, which was about financial reports and processes, fired me up but probably just irritated the hell…

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  I’m in Las Vegas. It’s July.   What on earth would convince me to go to Las Vegas in the middle of July? It’s surface of the sun hot, there is a gazillion other sporting events and conferences going on this week so it is crazy busy, and did I mention that it’s hot, very…

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SHRM National or Bust

It’s about that time!   It’s about time to think about packing. It’s about time to touch base with friends I haven’t seen in awhile. And it’s about time to get excited about learning something new.   SHRM 2014 National Conference starts in less than a week, and it’s about time to get prepared for…

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Would You Bet on You?

“Poker reveals to the frank observer something else of import—it will teach him about his own nature. Many bad players do not improve because the cannot bear self-knowledge.” David Mamet   I am reading a book on the game of poker.  I don’t play poker, nor do I care to learn how to play poker,…

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Ever had a day where you are figuratively hit over the head with life lessons?  Today was one of those days.  There are too many to write about in just one post so today, I’ll choose the one that fits this months’ theme on Leadership.   Accountability   What a great word.     Webster defines…

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