What Is Your Strategy?

Often in life and in business, we don’t have a clear strategy for what we’re trying to achieve.  Taking the time out to focus on designing a strategy and discussing it with our team members is something we “don’t have time for”.  Discussing what is expected of everyone during an undertaking and asking everyone to…

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Accountability vs Responsibility

Accountability and responsibility are two words we throw around, often as if they are interchangeable.  We ask for them, nay, expect them from those we operate with at work, at home, and in our communities.  The key to achieving common ground here is the same as with anything else – communication; except we seldom surround…

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This Is Your Captain Speaking

As a small child, I remember looking up to my Father as he donned his uniform to go and fly.  He took immense pride in the uniform he wore – there was only one way to tie a tie, and his routine was capped off by lifting each already-shiny shoe onto the side of the…

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“How Do We Know If Our People Are Tired?”

This was a question of discussion this past week, and I’m sure is something that many leaders are asking themselves.  It’s so much harder to know how your people are doing when they are scattered over Zoom or Teams, and not in your office with you.  It’s also super hard to get an honest answer…

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Closing the Loop Is Your Responsibility

Effective communication is something we all assume we’re doing when we’ve explained our point of view to the degree we’d need to hear it in order to understand.  Unfortunately, we all see the world more differently than you’d think, and often, we drop the ball without meaning to because we haven’t taken full responsibility for…

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How Responsible is Too Responsible?

Responsibility is a spectrum – meaning there’s a line ranging from completely irresponsible all the way to destructive over-responsibility… and all of us are on it somewhere.  We all know that personal responsibility is something we start to learn early in life – brush your teeth, make your bed, represent yourself well, be nice to…

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