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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 […]


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On Challenges and My Summer Vacation Update

Posted by Randy Boek on July 17, 2015

Challenges are the stuff of a life well lived. Many just show up. Some, put upon us by others: bosses, team members, family. Achievements, growth, learning, and occasionally some fun is part of meeting the challenge. The unhealthy reality is the tendency to approach challenge with a “have to” attitude. In reality, there is very […]


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4 Simple Steps for More Effective Communication

Posted by Randy Boek on June 30, 2015

What is said is often obscured by how it is said. It is common knowledge that the words said are only a small part of the meaning conveyed. Words get trumped by tone of voice, facial expressions, and other silent language that when misaligned with the words creates confusion or causes the other party to […]


Leading Organizational Change –Six Essential Steps for Success

Posted by Randy Boek on June 17, 2015

Blockbuster failed to adapt and subsequently, died. This is old news, but still a great David & Goliath story. It started when Reed Hastings was frustrated by being forced to pay Blockbuster $40 for the late return of Apollo 13. He got the idea for Netflix. Fast-forward a few years, when, after Netflix was gaining […]