A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Waste Removal

Why adverb  1. for what reason or purpose.  2. (with reference to a reason) on account of which; for which. noun  1. a reason or explanation.   I had dinner the other night with someone I consider one of the smartest men I know. During this dinner, he told me about some pretty significant events in his life…

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A Little Bit of Pushing Is Good

I gave a presentation yesterday on employee engagement.  In my spiel, I talk a little about what the data says, a little about how a company can go about defining the ambiguous term, and a lot about what supervisors can do to help get more of the elusive “engagement” from their employees.   I typically…

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Where’s Your Bar? Professionalism

“Professionalism is like love: it is made up of the constant flow of little bits of proof that testify to devotion and care. Everything else is pretension or incompetence.”  Tomislav Sola   I taught a class last week on discrimination and harassment prevention; my content covers topics such as legislation, complaint processes, definitions/thresholds for legal…

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Push ’em

“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”  Carson McCullers   I recently read  “Light on Snow” by Anita Shreve.   This book was about a family dealing with death, grief, and the necessity of moving on.  In this story, the father was grieving the loss of his wife and, while…

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What’s That I See? Employee Engagement!

  I recently traveled to Chicago and Seattle and during this trip, had ample opportunity to observe the two cities’ workforce engaged or otherwise in their work.  Whether it was in retail, hospitality, government, banking, or one of the many other industries, there were many employees to observe. I like to watch for something specific…and…

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