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Whiners, Drama, and Cognitive Dissonance

Posted by Randy Boek on November 16, 2015

Changing non-productive behavior is difficult, particularly when it has become habit. Mary has a negative attitude and tends to whine. Lou carries a cloud of drama. Become known by coworkers for a bad, annoying or non-productive behavior, and people begin to only see things that validate that now firmly-planted notion.  Then, as if by some […]


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How Good Leaders Can Stop Conflicts Before They Start

Posted by Randy Boek on November 04, 2015

Conflict is a reality of life and particularly of a leader’s role in a business. Dealing with conflict in ways that turn it to a positive outcome is another post for another time. When conflict within an organization is handled poorly (as it often is), it wastes time, impacts the quality of decisions, demotivates people, […]


The Wildfire Boss & 3 Rules for Business Leaders Who Fight Fires

Posted by Randy Boek on October 15, 2015

My pal, Dave, and I were riding through northern California in August – a time when there were over 70 wildfires ablaze, the majority in northwestern corner. We rode through smoke for 3 hours. Toward the end of the day we passed by the rural county fair grounds that served as base camp for all […]


12 Steps to an Effective, Sustainable Strategic Plan

Posted by Randy Boek on September 19, 2015

According to the legend, David McCanles called Wild Bill Hickok out to duel. Hickok walked out into the street and ­red one shot – at a distance of 75 yards – killing McCanles instantly. Shoot now aim later worked well for Wild Bill in his situation. It doesn’t work so well for leaders who need […]


A Leader’s Legacy

Posted by 360admin on August 26, 2015

The high school gymnasium was packed with a crowd of over 2,500 strong to the point of standing-room-only. All were gathered to honor a man who produced, and his product was good citizens. Whether in the classroom, on the track or chaperoning the annual sophomore full exposure European adventure trip, Tuck taught and lived citizenship […]