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Managing To The Individual Makes For A Great Team!

The number one, recurring message that appears again and again in all the articles, research and real world experiences I have been exposed to is this - MANAGE TO THE INDIVIDUAL EFFECTIVELY and....SUCCESS!!   So, "Where do I begin" is the


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Better Engagement Equals a Happier "Marriage"

"THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION AN EMPLOYEE FEELS TOWARDS THEIR ORGANIZATION, WHICH TENDS TO INFLUENCE THEIR BEHAVIORS AND LEVEL OF EFFORT IN WORK ACTIVITIES." -       The Business Dictionary   IN OTHER WORDS..... THE MORE


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The Irrelevant Giant

John Tuggle was a running back from the University of California who was the very last player drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft. That slot had become a bit of a "60 seconds of fame" spot with a parade, all expenses paid trip, TV interviews and more. But


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Fall, A Time for Change

It's an old, out-of-print, book now, Change Master: Principles for Mastering Change that was published in 1995 (almost 20 years ago) co-authored by Charles I. Merrick and Kay Hunley Titchenal.   Some nearly 20 years later, change is still the word


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Change, Stretch and Grow!

Spring has begun and once again CHANGE is occurring, whether we like it or not. And I am sure after the Winter just endured by most....that change is welcomed! Now, wouldn't it be nice if we held that attitude more often? After all, change is inevita...


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Sudden Change and What We Can Learn From it

Change for many of us is unpredictable, stressful, often unplanned and sometimes downright scary. We've briefly touched on that the beginning of this year. Just as I was about to launch this month's newsletter a real world reminder of that came into


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Change Can Be Scary

Change can scare a lot of people, but in today's workplace - managing change is what keeps people relevant. Being held accountable for managing change and making things better in your work is the new normal. Knowing how to innovate


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The Five Fundamentals of Golf AND Life

My father was adamant that a minister in our hometown, Jim Epperson, conduct his memorial service just as he had my late mother's and scores of others. Part of that process was the meeting to ask questions and find out more about the...


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Adapting To Change Pays BIG Benefits

Welcome to the world we live in today, one of seemingly constant change. A recent study ranked "resistance to change" as number 4 in a list of the most common career-limiting habits. One key thing to remember is that change is a...


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Good Luck Today

I had the pleasure of paying a visit to a client who is located in Rochester, Minnesota. I was scheduled to be there all week, staying in a hotel just down the street from the client's offices. And of course, being there all week, you tend to see som...


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Who Says I Can't?!

Spring is officially here, folks. At least according to the calendar. Yea!! If you are reading this you have survived Winter(at least so far). And this time of year, soon sun, flowers, green grass, etc. will be bursting forth. Great time to dust off


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Stretch, change and GROW

Change can seem scary and if we think about it long enough and rationalize it to the ultimate degree....unnecessary. Thinks are fine the way they are now. My response to that would be, "Things are and will be fine for how long?". Without change there...


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Great Leaders Develop Their People

A valuable lesson I learned from a former boss way back in the mid-80's taught me firsthand the value of this. To quote him, "It's important to understand the numbers, to monitor them, see what's working and what needs attention. But if all you do is...


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Today's Leaders Build Strong Work Relationships

Getting things done correctly and on time is a daily challenge in today's fast paced working world. Lack of time and resources, more responsibility, higher performance demands, restructuring, and job changes have fundamentally changed the way work is...


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It's Time for "Spring Training"!

It's Time for "Spring Training"!   It's that time of year where we are SUPPOSED to be getting teased by the promise of Spring....not the never-ending Winter many of you are experiencing right now. But not to worry, before


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What's Your Legacy?

Most people think about legacy at the end of their careers as they near retirement age. But the time to think about it is now as that will make you a better leader today. And a better team mate no matter your position!
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Great Companies Are Led By Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

David K. Williams, Contributor  Since 2000, famous billionaire investor John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has often discussed an important aspect of the world's greatest entrepreneurs. &...


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A Real-Life Example of Leadership Success

Now let's move on to this month's newsletter. Last month we started to peel back the layers of what I refer to as Atypical Leadership. The first element was character-based leadership. And as promised, next month I will be talking about the second of...


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Atypical Leadership - What We're Starving for Today

There are more articles written, catchy names, labels and tags given various leadership approaches than I can count. Why? Because there are so many different "takes" on what is required, what works and what will get the end results desired. Based on


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Leadership in Today's World

The first announcement I am extremely pleased to make is that Goranson Consulting is forming a strategic partnership with Kay Titchenal, effective January 30, 2013. I first met Kay when working for Right Management Consultants,


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