Will You Stomp the Box?

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Time to Think Way Outside While working from home has become normal or nearly normal for some, will it continue to be part of the next normal?  And what does that mean for you as a leader?Back in April, The Conference Board surveyed 152 human capital leaders in US-based organizations.  The report’s findings included the following:More than 75% of respondents expect an increase in full-time employees working remotely at least…

The Coronavirus and the Covey Matrix

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Why it’s easy to forget what’s not urgent but important A great tool for many leaders is the Covey Matrix, also known as the Eisenhower Decision Matrix: It’s a great tool for leaders (and everyone else) to decide what work to focus on, and in so doing, how to allocate your time. Some quick definitionsImportance is the level of the work’s importance for your organization / company / department.Urgency is…

Are You Okay Being Right?

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Trust me, I know these things… As a leader, it’s important to be right.  A leader’s credibility and influence are based, in part, on his or her ability to be right about matters relevant to their role, function, and organization. But how right does a leader need to be? Here’s an image you will not see “right” or correctly.  To reiterate, if you’re alive and breathing while reading this, you…

Does Your Dog Dream of Dinosaurs?

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Is there a T-Rex in your future? Growing up, I didn’t have a dog.  When we moved to Savannah 16 years ago with kids in tow, we got a dog.  Your children provide great cover for the inner boy still inside you. We went to the local Humane Society, and said if they came across a dog that was good with children and good with other dogs, please let us…

Frankly, Why Do You Even Think You’re Right?

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We recently replaced a 13-year-old dryer: it took 2 1/2 hours to dry a regular load of clothes.  The only problem was, the newly acquired dryer took just as long.  The manufacturer sent out a technician to investigate, and he solved the matter in minutes.  After a few questions, he confirmed there was heat in the dryer, and then went outside to check the venting.  “Your dryer’s fine.  It’s your vent that’s…
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