Taking Stock As A Leader

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.

Employees, clients, vendors and others look to the owner, the leader, to serve as an example to follow.

The end of summer and the start of the school year make it an appropriate time to review and renew the personal and professional commitments as the organization’s leader.

Here are the five commitments a leader needs to make to and for themselves as well as  to the people they are responsible ...

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Are You Managing When Leadership Is Required?

When the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I had ever seen.

Since that “Ah-Hah!” moment, I have not watched a movie without looking at the plot and characters as they relate to leadership, management, teamwork or all three.

Some of the best movies I’ve seen on this include “Moneyball,” “13 Days,” “Chef,” “Miracle” and “Master and ...

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Dealing With A Serious Drought

The National Drought Mitigation Center shows most of my home state of California in what they call an “exceptional drought.” The other levels are, in descending order, extreme, moderate and abnormally dry.

Draconian measures are in place with even more being considered to eliminate water waste and reduce everyday usage of H2O until such time as rain and snow once again blankets the Golden State and the reservoirs and aquifers are filled. .

Many companies today are in a drought; the question ...

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MAKING YOUR EXPECTATIONS CLEAR

When you hear “I’ll try” you are listening to someone with a lack of intention.

In the movie “The Empire Strikes Back,” Yoda says to Luke Skywalker, “Do or do not; there is no try.”

Has the lack of intention become the norm in your company? Deadlines slip, projects remain unfinished, meetings are held and no one follows through.

One owner described the foundation of his business growth and strong relationships with employees, clients and vendors based on all adhering to “The 100 ...

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