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The CRAAP Test: Your Best Friend for Making Really Good Decisions [RGDs]

The C.R.A.A.P. Test for Making Good Decisions A State Farm television commercial portrays a savvy Mike using his phone app to record some damage to his car when he encounters his friend who informs him she’s waiting on her date, a French model she met on the internet.  She adds, “They can’t put [...]

By | 2018-10-23T19:54:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Critical Thinking for Crucial Moments|0 Comments

Beware of Unintended Consequences

You’re in the process of making a big decision.  You’ve checked your emotions at the door, filtered through all of your assumptions, gathered the facts, arrived at conclusions, and now you’re ready to take action. Or are you? There is one more step before hitting the send button.  Take time to consider the possible unintended [...]

By | 2018-09-13T20:20:00+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Emotions: The Fast Lane to a Really Bad Decision

In 1973 a young engineer named Steve Sasson went to work for the Eastman Kodak company, the oldest and most successful name in the photography business.  According to The New York Times, Sasson was given some electronic parts to play with to occupy his time.  Two years later he had invented the digital camera, and [...]

By | 2018-07-10T20:06:36+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kill Your Business in Five Easy Steps; Be a Blockbuster

Once upon a time Blockbuster, a thriving giant video rental store, had the opportunity to purchase a fledgling Netflix for 50 million dollars.  The leadership at Blockbuster was skeptical that this new streaming technology would catch on. They turned down the opportunity. Blockbuster didn’t survive. Netflix, no longer a fledgling, is now alive and well, [...]

By | 2018-06-22T01:33:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Things Great Leaders Do. And Do. And Do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-jQ-_04DI   There are three elements of good leadership that are consistent at every organizational level. From team leader to CEO, when people are following you, your job is to: Cultivate and clarify your vision. Align others with that vision. Execute the vision and get the job done. Everything a leader does falls under one [...]

By | 2018-03-11T19:58:56+00:00 March 11th, 2018|The Work of Leaders, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four Facts about Effective Feedback

The Work of Leaders consists of creating vision, aligning others, and executing that vision. Getting your team aligned requires feedback. Execution requires feedback. Each member of your team needs to know what to do more of, what to keep on doing, and what to stop doing. Leaders provide feedback to ensure work gets done on time and on [...]

By | 2018-02-21T13:49:31+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Basketball and Emotional Intelligence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2XSPW9pBx0 Russell Westbrook is poetry in motion, de-facto team leader of the OKC Thunder NBA franchise, NBA Most Valuable Player for 2017, and a pleasure to watch. In action, he’s a blur all over the court, scoring, passing, guiding his team in lightening-paced action. But all that frenzy goes away when he’s been fouled. Stepping [...]

By | 2018-02-21T20:34:54+00:00 January 19th, 2018|The Emotionally Literate Leader|0 Comments

Four Steps to a Committed Team

You just assigned your team a new project. Their enthusiasm is, well, remarkably luke-warm. How do you build a fire under them to get them behind the project? Here are four steps to kindle the flames of team commitment. Build trust. Trust is the foundation for everything that is good and positive on a team. [...]

By | 2018-02-21T20:39:50+00:00 December 28th, 2017|The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team|0 Comments

Intentional listening can be the best gift to give at Christmas

  By Charlotte Lankard ---The Oklahoman When someone deeply listens to you, it is like holding out a dented cup you've had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood. When it overflows and touches your skin, you are loved. When [...]

By | 2018-02-21T20:41:43+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Powerful Listening|0 Comments

Gut Instinct, and How Leaders Use It

The e-mail read: Can a job applicant alter their personality style profile to influence the results so that their style appears to be more like the style we’re looking for to fill this position?” The rest of the story:  This small company hires customer reps who must be creative, friendly, but also detail-oriented. The company [...]

By | 2017-12-18T04:24:50+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments