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How can I help?

How can I help?

One simple question: How can I help? This is the question my mentor asked me years ago when I was complaining about my first job out of college. My strengths were not being fully utilized and my direct manager didn’t care. As a result, I was an unhappy camper and had...

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Focus on the Constraint

Focus on the Constraint

When I worked at Procter and Gamble, one of the best trainings I attended was Theory of Constraints. I was a new Mechanical Engineer in “Dry Laundry” (yes, for the young people…  there was powder before pods). I was in the Product Supply division supporting the...

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88 Keys on a Piano – How many do you play with?

88 Keys on a Piano – How many do you play with?

I can pluck out a tune right around middle C on a piano. Maybe I use 10-12 of the keys? I can see all 88 keys, but I don't really know how to incorporate them to play a piece of music - even if the information is right in front of me on sheet music. I have to admit...

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Managing Four Generations in One Office

Managing Four Generations in One Office

Snowflakes OK Boomer OK Zoomer Labeling generations is nothing new. A portion of Baby Boomers were called out for being “hippies.” Gen Y (Millennials) were singled out for being “snowflakes” by the older generations. And, the newest slam comes from Gen Z, calling out...

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Big Ideas for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Big Ideas for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

“I can’t find anyone to hire!” “We lost someone to $20k more than we could pay.” "People want same day OnDemand Pay.” “Where is my bench strength?” “Half of the interviewees we scheduled ‘ghosted’ us. The number one topic my business partner, Darcy, and I are asked...

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Guide Not Give

Guide Not Give

The other night my son, Logan, a sophomore at The Seven Hills School, told me his teacher, Marcus Twyford, reminds students to “Guide, not Give.”  This simple, powerful phrase struck me in many ways. It's the antithesis of Gumball Management My business partner,...

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Team Performance Sets the Pace for One-to-Ones

Team Performance Sets the Pace for One-to-Ones

Team performance is setting the pace for a fresh look at the One-to-One (OtO). The time is finally here to see a major shift in the power of the OtO. Team members are pushing for powerful check-ins and feedback with their Coach/Leader. We continue to see a transition...

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New Year, New Opportunities & the Power of a Team

New Year, New Opportunities & the Power of a Team

The new year always makes me reflective for what has been and anticipatory of what can be. It is a beautiful rite of passage to have a 365-day blank slate we can ritualistically mark with self-improvement goals. I  love the opportunity to put myself in what I call my...

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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

Cyndi Wineinger My birthday rolled around again this year. Shocking how that happens – they seem to be coming faster these days. This year felt different. This year, I was truly caught off guard with the sincerity, kindness, and thoughtfulness of the gifts and letters...

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