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May-hem

In our house, we call the month of May, Mayhem. It’s the end of school, the middle of the 2nd quarter, the rainy season, and the edge of summer. Both home and work serve up mayhem – good and evil. Mayhem has been faithful to its definition this year. Thankfully it’s over. What happend this …

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Do They Trust You?

Do they trust you? Asked another way, would you follow you? What would your team say if I asked your team if they trust you? The absence of trust is the bottom layer in Patrick Lencioni’s triangle and book,  5 Dysfunctions of a Team. It’s because, without trust, you can’t lean into conflict, commitment, accountability, …

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If It Didn’t Have People

“I would love this business … if it didn’t have people in it.” Have you ever said that? What is it about having “people” in your business that is so taxing? Well, people are complicated, messy, broken in places, and battle scarred. People are also talented, resilient, creative, and hard working. You don’t get one …

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A New Creation

Easter always makes me think about renewal. The old is gone; the new has come. Spring is here. The light at the end of the tunnel with the “pandemic who should not be named” is refreshing. Now is an excellent time to stop, take a deep breath, and do a quick assessment of you, your …

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The 4 Hour Shower

When have you had your last best idea? When do you have moments of clarity that help solve your toughest challenges? As we head into Spring Break, and after a year of little to no rest, there is a need for sabbatical, rest, downtime. We’re not meant to work all the time, and yet we …

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Becoming the Multiplier

Founding a company is hard. Creating something out of nothing based upon your limited expertise, your investment of time, money, and resources can take everything you have. You build your business piece by piece with a lot of hard work, grit, perseverance. With some luck, you have enough revenue to bring others on the ride …

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Everybody Needs A Jethro

What would it be like to lead two million people as your first CEO job, and heck your first job in leadership? If you remember the story of Moses, that’s precisely what happened. The dude was just being normal, running his small sheep farm: Wife, house, cars, couple of kids. Next thing you know, he’s …

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