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    “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” ~ Edward Deming     Tell me if you’ve ever said – or heard - any of the following statements as regards your place of employment. “I just want to be left alone. Everyday it’s something new ---...

Well, Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency had an interesting weekend.   Thirty eight minutes of panic for our 50th state around a false ballistics missile launch – made more egregious by the fact that:   Not all citizens were made aware of the perceived threat to begin with –...

  The Doctor Who Changed History   Conan really wasn’t cut out to be a physician. He knew that – even if his family didn’t. But here he was, stuck in a practice that was failing and in a career that was going nowhere.   There were debts to pay...

  With special thanks to author Nancy Koehn, whose book, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership should be a mandatory read for every individual who honors and respects its influence on history. Koehn offers the story of five people whose leadership journeys are simultaneously...

  I watched an interesting case study in leadership last night – though it would be easy to confuse it as being just another movie. Darkest Hour follows the exploits of newly minted Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the early days of WWII – and reminds...

  Less than a week into the new year and there will likely be one consistent lament from a great many employees in these critical first hours of 2018 – too much work and too little time to get it done.   A number of years back...

  All things being equal, a company with great leadership is more likely to win the war. All things not being equal, a company with great leadership is far more likely to win the war.   Want to know the best predictor of your company’s success over...

  “When everything is important nothing is important.” ~ Brian Mulroney   Premise – Employee engagement and overall poor morale threatens our economic future – both in this country and globally. Up to 70% of today’s workers freely indicate they are no longer engaged and/or burned out in...

Abusive Leaders and The Deafening Sounds of Silence   There’s a jagged headline that will scrape across the public conscience sometime over the next few days. It’s as predictable as the next senseless armed robbery or drunken driver arrest.   Somewhere a person in a position of influence will...