You’re Just A Clerk

When I was recently teaching a night class at Upper Iowa University, a student of mine mentioned that her boss told her that she didn’t want to hear my student’s idea to improve a procedure in the department because she was “just a clerk.!” I was amazed....

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Pure Accountability

One of the reasons I have always loved high school and college wrestling as a sport is that a competitor lives and dies on his or her own merits…yes…females are becoming more prevalent in High School wrestling. One of the aspects of...

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The Focus Factor

The Focus Factor When my youngest son was a high school wrestler, he won his first two matches of the State Tournament to advance to the semi-finals of the Wisconsin State wrestling tournament the next day. Prior to his heading to the tournament we...

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Treat Your People Like a Corvette

While helping a buddy work on his ’65 Corvette it dawned on me that we “love” that car and can’t wait to fire it up every spring. What do we do before we take it out on the road? We wash and wax...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

The behavior of people in an organization is a direct reflection of their leadership. This was evident as I watched my son wrestling in the conference wrestling tournament earlier this year. After one particular match the guy threw his head gear as he...

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The Great Eraser

I am a big proponent of continuous improvement and the need to always improve. Unfortunately, it has brought with it a real negative. It took me 8 years of watching my two sons wrestle until I realized I had fallen victim to that...

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No Whine Zone

In recent blog posts I have written about how to positively and constructively communicate to people in your organization that they should “be happy they have a job.” As I was reading The Ten Commandments of Baseball, Principles for Success in Baseball (and Life)...

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