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Cast Down Your Bucket & Lead Where You Are

  In his 1895 Cotton States Exposition address, Civil Rights leader Booker T. Washington, urged his followers to “Cast down your bucket where you are.” He challenged those listening (and…

Flipping Our Mindset On Leadership

  In my opinion, the term “Leadership” has been hijacked over the years. The word has become so commonplace and used in so many general ways that its definition is…

6 Celebrations And Lessons From #SHRM15

I’m just back from Las Vegas and it was a tremendous experience speaking at the National Annual Conference for the Society for Human Resource Management (#SHRM15)! Over 15,500 HR leaders…

Engagement Wins

In many cases, it’s easier to disengage than to engage. It’s often easier to find an excuse to not do something than to make the commitment to do it. It’s easier…

Are You Busy or Effective?

We have never lived in more distracting times in the history of the world than we do now. We have never been more “busy”, distracted or scattered on a day-to-day…