Category: Leadership

Leadership Lessons from a Moving Adventure

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We talked for years about moving to the town where my wife grew up. This month, we did it. We moved from Charlotte, North Carolina to Hartsville, South Carolina, and learned a lot. Moving is hard and stressful. There are many moving parts and many things can go wrong. The one thing you can expect is the unexpected. The day  »  Read More

The Thing About Judy

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Two big shipping companies each have stores near me. They have similar merchandise and similar services. Their prices are about the same. When it’s my choice to go to one for products or services, I always pick the same one. Judy is the reason. Judy remembers my name, even though I’m not a very frequent or important  »  Read More

4 Ounces of Prevention

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Last weekend was quite a weekend. Hurricane Florence settled down in the US East Coast around Wilmington, North Carolina. Then, very slowly, the storm moved inland, dumping oceans of rain and breaking things. It would be nice if we could prevent hurricanes, but we can’t. It would be nice if we could prevent many of the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Study leaders

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There are two ways to study leadership. You can read books and articles about leadership. Or you can observe leaders and read books and articles about leaders. Learning from actual leaders, especially ones you can question, should be a big part of your learning. Leadership is situational and you can assess the situation  »  Read More

6 Ways to Tell if Leadership is Your Vocation

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I can define the word “vocation” in many ways. Some are mundane. Others are theological, and some are mystical. My working definition of vocation is the one I got from a Jesuit priest half a century ago. “You know something is your vocation if you’re willing to put up with all the scut work involved just so  »  Read More

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