Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Are you a Multiplier for your people or do you serve as a Diminisher?  Liz Wiseman, chief architect of Oracle University, shared very practical ways to double the productivity of your workforce in her book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.  When asked, most employees report that they … More

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Success Factors in Life, Business & Transitions

I have personally journeyed through several transitions over the past 62 years, and am currently thinking about the next one. I wonder: what will the next 15 years look like?  Similar to most aging Boomers, I recognize that “retirement” isn’t defined the same way as it was for our parent’s … More

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“R-E-S-P-E-C-T”

RESPECT.  Such a simple word.  So underrated.  Aretha Louise Franklin’s timeless rendition (of an Otis Redding song) brings the word to life. The traditional definition is: “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”  Also… “Esteem, approbation, approval, appreciation, wonder, awe, veneration, … More

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“Watch the Money (and Brains) Run!”

Is Minnesota operating at a disadvantage in trying to sustain our financial and intellectual capital? Disadvantaged by our tax and residency policies?  So much so that it causes an exodus of wealth and people from the state? In my opinion, the most comprehensive analysis of this issue has been completed … More

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