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LESSONS LEARNED FROM CHUCK E. CHEESE Sep 20, 2022

So often new leaders are intently focused on doing well and they don’t always acknowledge the many lessons they have learned.  I know this all too well…A VERY, VERY LONG TIME AGO, I worked at Chuck E. Cheese's, and even though I didn't realize it at the time...this experience...

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HOW TO GET DIFFERENT RESULTS Aug 31, 2022

It is said that insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing but expecting different results.  I don’t know if that’s a clinical definition, but I do know that not getting the results needed can make me batty.  So, what is a leader to do?

 

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL/BACK-TO-CONFLICT Aug 25, 2022

Conflict - to be different, opposed, or contradictoryto fail to be in agreement or accord (https://www.merriam-webster.com/)

To me, there are five seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Back-to-School.  Depending on where you are and your family values, back-to-school can be a...

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SELF-AWARENESS IS KEY May 17, 2022

Are you who THEY think you are?  Are you who YOU think you are?

On the surface, these seem like relatively simple questions, but with some analysis and reflection, these simple questions can become more and more complex.  At the core of the questions is the issue of self-awareness.

Do...

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LEADING THROUGH CRISIS Apr 12, 2022

Sometimes you think you know what a word means and then sometimes just for fun, you look it up…. I searched for the definition of crisis in the Merriam-Webster dictionary – and here is what I found:

Definition of crisis

1a: the turning point for better or worse in an acute...

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BUFFER THE IMPACT Feb 22, 2022

Several years ago, I was hired by an organization to ensure the quality of educational services provided to young children. Imagine my shock when a member of the executive team said, “welcome to the crisis management team.” My immediate thought was “this is not what I signed-up...

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