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Communication – Part 5

Dec 26, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 5 – Body Language in Uncomfortable Conversations I’ve elected to discuss the use of body language in…

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Communication – Part 4

Dec 22, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 4 – Body Language in Employee Communication Who would have guessed the Bible to be a fantastic…

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Communication – Part 3

Dec 19, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 3 – Can You Communicate? To be a good communicator you must practice.  Even after building your…

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Communication – Part 2

Dec 15, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 2 – Approach I closed the preceding blog with this Bible verse. Proverbs 25:11 (ESV) “A word fitly…

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Communication – Part 1

Dec 12, 2017

Author’s note: this is the first blog of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Part 1 – Introduction As I continue to diligently work to manage my business in a biblical manner, I have become increasingly aware that the most important tool I could (and should) develop is to better…

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I’m Sorry

Dec 8, 2017

I recently heard a radio story about a high school principal who, years ago, made an obvious mistake and subsequently went on the high school intercom to sincerely apologize to all his students. Because of this action, his relationship and respect with his students was elevated to the point that upon his retirement, many students…

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Slacker

Dec 5, 2017

Akwadorable slacker. That is a word I would never have dreamed up on my own.  It’s a combination of awkward and adorable matched with slacker to describe what the entertainment industry develops about characters in movies who have an amazing penchant for laziness and slothfulness. I have never watched any of those movies or television shows, so I can only wonder why they…

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Grade on a Curve

Dec 1, 2017

There was something about school bells that I did not like. First, the school bell itself.  Our school was old and we had a clanging, irritating alarm that sounded the end of each class period.  Although I loved school, there were many teachers that the bell could not sound soon enough. And then there was…

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Unfulfilled Commitments (You’re Screwing Up!)

Nov 28, 2017

It drives me bonkers when one of the guys working directly under me fails in the simplest tasks. These are not entry level employees or people who do not know what they are doing. These are seasoned veterans; the people I need to count on so I can focus on non-project related parts of our…

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Feeling Empowered

Nov 24, 2017

Empowering those around you is consistently a trait of all great leaders. Teams of empowered people can achieve amazingly high levels of success. My question is “what is empowerment?” How do you learn it, can you pass it on, can you take it with you, and can you delegate it?  Is it measurable, manageable, and…

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