Leaders are encouraged to look forward, to anticipate and see what’s coming. Looking back while you’re driving can be outright dangerous! Examining what’s behind you however can be exceptionally helpful. John Maxwell says that experience is not the best teacher but evaluated experience is. What does evaluation look like? If I am to learn from…

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Due to the current climate, many companies have made a shift that now finds them with teammates working virtually, leaving leaders asking themselves: “How do I effectively lead in this newly defined business landscape?” Employee engagement can be a major leadership issue when leading a team and can become even more challenging when leading remotely.…

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The results we love often come from the processes we hate. Fall in love with the process and the results will come. – Unknown Exceptional leadership is a daily act, not a position or title we hold. In fact our leadership is merely the measure of the influence and impact our cumulative actions have had…

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Leadership is an active, living process. It is rooted in character, forged by experience and communicated by example.  – John Baldoni If someone approached you on the street today and asked you to define leadership, what would you say?  I know for me, this has been a prevailing question that I have been working out…

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As a leader, when was the last time you found yourself thinking, “I really hope I have a conflict today?” If you are like most of us, probably never. In fact such a statement is likely to arouse a nervous chuckle as we even think of addressing conflict. Perhaps sentiments such as, “Don’t rock the…

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Tom Corcoran with Heartland Leadership Initiative talks with three community leaders about the strengths and uniqueness of our community and attracting wonderful, talented people to our area and helping them to stay.  Also, the role leadership plays in developing cultures where people want to be part of your organization.  Todd Kuckkahn, Greg Wright, J.G. Rosholt…

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After taking some time in January to evaluate our goals and desires for 2018, there is a temptation to take our foot off the gas in February and fall back into old habits; to downplay the desire to improve. To add to this in the North, the gray and cold days can compound this temptation.…

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