BUILDING

Putting the Puck in the Right Net — Part 1

by Gordon McAlister, Communications Consultant A player breaks free, skates unopposed toward the net, shoots, and scores – a goal for the other team. Clearly, not a part of the game plan. Why does it happen?  The player has become disoriented, failed to re-orient, and focus on the right goal. (This happens in other sports as well, but I’m in Minnesota.) In the world of…

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Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor

Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor ClubEntpreneur St. Paul with Host Chum Struve September 20, 2017 at the University Club of St. Paul Summary Leadership is often considered an individual sport with a general focus on developing individual leadership skills. But the success of an organization depends on a leadership team. And there is one key factor that drives the success of the leadership…

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How Do Values Help Prepare for the Future? EOS is Part of the Answer.

Nancy Lyons, CEO, Clockwork delivered thoughtful comments on this question at a recent event hosted by Minnesota Business Magazine. I will quote Nancy below and add a few comments of my own.  Everything in quotations below is from my notes on Nancy’s presentation. “Preparing for the future is all about people.  Why?  Our lives and work are intertwined.  Both should be centered around values.  How…

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“Wake us … from the sedative of misdirected frenzy.”

Sometimes a phrase will deeply resonate with me.  ” The sedative of misdirected frenzy ” did so for me on a recent Sunday morning in church.  This phrase succinctly captures a common yet avoidable problem in many aspects of our lives. In companies or organizations Haven’t we all observed the “sedative of misdirected frenzy” in a company or in an organization?  When things aren’t working…

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Valuable Links List — Oct 2016

Once a month I share a list of links to valuable articles on reputable websites. These resources help me in my work. I hope that they will be relevant and useful to you, too. This link list or “round up” is created and shared for your convenience. I also post these individual links on social media including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. But you may not…

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