Posts made in December, 2015


We’re made to embrace rhythms. We thrive on routines. We look forward to annual celebrations with family and friends. We love our Christmas music with its themes of nostalgia, hope, and love. Our American marketplace reflects our cultural rhythms, and we’re witnessing that once again during our Christmas and New Years holidays. Other than retail, restaurants and entertainment, most non-essential business slows down to barely a...

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Leaders take the long view. In the longer view, success is eventually achieved by doing the things each day that increase the team’s potential and probability of meeting their goals. Along this competitive road to eventual success, sometimes a rival team will score a win. As a leader, what is your response when someone else wins? Here are three responses that the leader of a Surging Team, a team that in the end always wins,...

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In a competitive marketplace, it is guaranteed that your company will face marketplace obstacles & threats in your drive to success, from both external and internal sources. A competitor is free to engage in competition with your company. At any time, they can step up their efforts to win over your clients to their company–and if your company has been successful, then this will be a certainty. Your employees are working for...

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We do our best work when we’re working together, toward a shared goal, with people who know something more about us than our names. Why? The other day, I saw am older woman kiss her husband as he dropped her off to work at Wal-Mart. They kissed the kiss of decades of familiarity, a brief kiss as they looked into each other’s face with a smile. I saw the kiss, and then as I passed the woman I said to her, “I saw you kissing...

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