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What Most People Wouldn’t Expect About Me

October 11, 2018

I celebrated my 60th birthday this week. I have loved the journey to 60 and would do it all over again, but I do not spend much time looking in the rear-view mirror. There is so much that I am...

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Hit Over the Head with the Carrot

August 2, 2018

During a big celebration at our family cabin over the Fourth of July, we all loaded into the pontoon for a ride. Soon after, a sheriff approached our boat, which typically isn’t viewed as fun. But...

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Learning To Dance

January 11, 2018

I often encourage leaders to try new things to keep their saws sharp and challenge themselves. It really doesn’t matter if they are new to management or long-time veterans.

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Do You Like Me?

November 30, 2017
Some leaders are well-liked. Some not as much. Likability by itself doesn’t make a good leader, but there seems to be a direct correlation to the results they get.

People are better followers of...

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Don’t Spend Your Customer's Money

October 19, 2017

How are you sizing up and profiling your potential customers? While profiling is a taboo word today, it is a common business practice and it should be.

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Hearing What Isn’t Said

October 6, 2017

Papers rustle. The occasional nod. A chuckle. Eyes gaze out the window. Keys click on a computer. Nails tap the screen of a smartphone. A phone vibrates the table. Heads turn.

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How Do You Create a Strong Culture?

September 8, 2017

To mark six years of my Leadership Culture Blog, I thought I would try something new – a live streamed video blog. I’ve done lots of videos, but this time we were live and unscripted.

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A Look Back at 6 Years

August 24, 2017

Time flies when you’re … writing a blog. It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve committed to writing this bi-weekly blog on leadership, growth and culture for six years now. I remember writing the...

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Leader to Follow: Trevor Akervik

July 27, 2017

The best leaders I know are masterful at execution. Trevor Akervik is one of those guys. Trevor currently serves as our Senior Sales Director of Managed Services. He led the development of our...

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Have You Lost Your Mojo?

July 13, 2017

There are times when we feel like everything is heading in the right direction. Our work is rewarding and we’re enjoying time outside of the office. Then, we hit a slump. We lose our mojo – our...

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