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The Operations of Leadership: 4 reasons to change your mind about leading like a “turn & crank” operation

The Operations of Leadership: 4 reasons to change your mind about leading like a “turn & crank” operation

If you’ve ever spent a day in operations (ok, let’s be real – you’d need a year, or at least a few months to really grasp it) – you’ve become accustomed to things that others just… aren’t. If you’ve ever seen the movie Groundhog Day you may remember Bill Murray being trapped in time, with the same …

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It’s not you, it’s me: The 14 words to get you out of your leadership slump

It’s not you, it’s me: The 14 words to get you out of your leadership slump

I believe it was George Washington before the Battle of Trenton that said something like, “You can’t fight the battle you want, you must fight the battle you have”. Many may not remember the details of this relatively small battle during the Revolutionary War – but it was a pivotal one for the early Americans, as it boosted …

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“You only get what you give”- Lessons from pop culture that can improve your daily work

“You only get what you give”- Lessons from pop culture that can improve your daily work

Ever reflect on a path not taken… i.e., if you had taken a different path from a fork in the road, where you would be now? What about those risks on the path you’ve never taken? For those that are Gen X’ers – remember the New Radicals song “You get what you give” – came …

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Silos are for Sissies: “Job Blending” and the Work Trend your ‘experienced’ leaders hopes doesn’t catch on

Silos are for Sissies: “Job Blending” and the Work Trend your ‘experienced’ leaders hopes doesn’t catch on

How many of you have looked at a job description in the last 6 months? Hmmm… may not want to answer that if your boss is around What are the job titles you see? Operations Analyst. HR Generalist. Marketing Coordinator. Merchandise Planner. Civil Engineer. Nurse Anesthetist. Each one has a unique job description which can …

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Got Culture? Share your piece (of information) and receive access to exclusive info!

Got Culture? Share your piece (of information) and receive access to exclusive info!

Have you ever wondered how work cultures differ in a similar or even different industry? Does the grass seem greener on the other side? Is employee engagement more or less in a larger organization? We want to answer these questions! We want to learn about employee engagement by focusing on work culture, asking the hard-hitting …

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Clean yourself up: Take the quiz – How dirty ARE you… at work?

Clean yourself up: Take the quiz – How dirty ARE you… at work?

Ok already. Get your head out of the gutter. Or… maybe stay there. That actually may help you in this case. Have you ever thought about the dirty work you do? Last month we talked about the Employee Supply Chain: the operational processes of what YOU as an employee do every day. But what about the …

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Are you maximizing the value of your Employee Supply Chain? Three ways to increase your team’s worth by the end of the week.

Are you maximizing the value of your Employee Supply Chain? Three ways to increase your team’s worth by the end of the week.

Former business school students, pop quiz – what’s the definition of a supply chain in an organization? One source talks about supply chain as the system that facilitates the flow (of products, services) through the business. Another explains that managing the supply chain is a must- have because “an optimized supply chain results in lower …

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How I didn’t make it as a manager: Being the star of your own movie means you have to hit a fork in the road. Or several of them.

How I didn’t make it as a manager: Being the star of your own movie means you have to hit a fork in the road. Or several of them.

A while ago, I started training new and front line managers through a series called “How not to Suck as a manager”. Some people liked it, some thought it was inappropriate, some made me change the title so it could fit within their stated goals and objective. I didn’t just do it for the catchy …

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Are you too “big” to care… as a leader? 3 ways to help you reset… before someone does it for you

Are you too “big” to care… as a leader? 3 ways to help you reset… before someone does it for you

Have you been in your position for more than a year? More than 2? 10? Do you have trouble remembering the last time you sat down with someone from your team and talked about something OTHER than the next project or task that is due? Could you share 3 facts about each individual on your …

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