Umpiring and Leadership

07 June, 2017
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A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend umpiring a baseball tournament for 9 and 10 year olds. For two days, it was baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and…well, I don’t remember seeing any Chevrolet’s. Anyway, the weather was great, the teams were competitive, and after 13 games, there were no major confrontations with coaches […]

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Will You Manage 2017, Or Will It Manage You?

10 January, 2017
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Happy New Year! (I think I’m allowed to wish “Happy New Year” until January 31st 🙂 ). As I start this new year, my plan is to be more effective, more efficient, and more intentional. And I want to be available to help others be so as well. That’s why I’m sharing this fascinating article […]

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Respect the Other

30 June, 2015
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There’s been a lot of fighting lately…mostly about ideas, rights, and perspectives.  Unfortunately, this kind of fighting is not reserved for State Houses and the Courts.  It happens in companies, churches, non-profit organizations…even on youth baseball fields. Yet with all this conflict, nothing seems to get resolved. Which makes me think, “Are we fighting the […]

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Key Elements to a Strategic Plan

28 January, 2015
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According to research conducted by office supply chain Staples, 63% of small business owners don’t have a 5-year plan.  This is just one of the many data points that point to a problem with business owners and managers today: Lack of Strategic Planning. As I have interacted with executives at large and small companies, it […]

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06 January, 2015
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In this post, it may seem that I’m going against much of the advice I give my clients.  I often encourage them to “Make sure your content is not self serving”;  “Don’t be salesy, be helpful”;  “Remember, it’s not about you, it’s about your buyer”.  I give this advice because I know it works, and […]

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