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What is a “People System”?

When a client asks me what the ‘magic pill’ is for business success, I have to respond by saying “people”.  It’s not just employees, though. This includes all of your constituents – staff, vendors, customers, partners, suppliers, … But when I refer to people systems, I am referring to employees.  I’ve outlined the 7 components […]

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Have you Sharpened your Saw Lately?

Stephen Covey tells the story of a man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack.  The lumberjack was trying to cut down a tree and was swearing and cursing as he labored in vain. “What’s the problem?”  The man asked. “My saw’s blunt and won’t cut the tree properly.”  The […]

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When Do We Learn Leadership?

Is leadership learned or natural?  If it is learned, where do we learn it? At home? On the playground? At the dinner table? In the womb? I have the privilege of serving in a volunteer job working with kids and horses.  It’s a grief group for kids who just lost a family member and the […]

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