A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

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The Frontier Project…a reflection

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy:  Am I or the others crazy?” Albert Einstein   I had the distinct pleasure this week to be a part of an event put on by Talent Anarchy called The Frontier Project. Nearly impossible to explain correctly, I will describe it as a think tank. Forty or so…

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Coaching ’em

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi   Last week I had the pleasure to present my thoughts and ideas on performance management to a large group of Human Resource professionals on behalf of the Northwest Human Resources…

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Power to Help

A huge storm blew through Anchorage this past week; gusts of over 100 MPH and sustainable 70 MPH+ winds tore apart our little city.  My house and office lost power when a huge grouping of Birch trees crashed into our utility substation. Without power, I am also without water and heat.  This happens all the…

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Holding Out

How often do we refuse our fate under the guise of holding out for the right thing?    There is an old story of a young man in Alaska traveling to Florida.  He’s hitchhiking in freezing temperatures and he’s so cold, he can barely hold his sign.  A friendly trucker comes along and offers the…

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Out With The Old

I had a garage sale today.  I try to have one every year as I accumulate a lot of crap. Anyway, I heard the saying “out with the old, in with the new” multiple times today.  I’ve heard that saying before during previous garage sales…and I’ve always joked and/or thought to myself, “that’s right…I’ll buy…

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Insights From The Baseball Field

I had the pleasure of watching the Little League Majors games for the Alaska State Championship this past week.  My nephews team, the Juneau Majors, were playing and, as a good aunt would, I attended every game! As I sat and watched the games, I thought how nice it would be if the things I…

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SHRM 2012 Atlanta

I recently traveled to Atlanta for the SHRM National Conference.  As a sole proprietor, I always have a tough decision whether or not to invest the money in such an expensive trip; this year, I am pleased I did.   As I sat on the first leg of my flight home to Alaska and wondered…

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Error Of Our Ways

As an HR Consultant and small business owner, I am often reminded of leadership lessons of the past.  This past week, something occurred with one of my SoYo staff that caused me to reflect on something I learned many moons ago: know the difference between a lack of judgment and a lack of character… and…

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From Idiot to Expert

I’m a Social Media idiot. I used to think that Blogging was for narcissists. I’m the Alaskan HR Chick who admitted on Drive ThruHR last year that I thought Twitter was a fad.   I started tweeting last September. I started A Leading Perspective in January. I plan to be Alaska’s social media expert (as…

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Mentoring

A man by the name of Joel Casto is flying into Anchorage this weekend and I can’t wait to see him.  He’s not bringing me a million bucks, he’s not family and he’s not famous, but he has been my mentor for 17 years.  Moreover, my relationship with Joel is the most valuable friendship I…

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