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Easier Said Than Done: Why the Best Leaders Earn Discretionary Effort

Posted by Randy Boek on March 26, 2015

Motivation, commitment, discretionary effort, and employee engagement can’t be commanded. If those desirable traits are not a reality on your team, the right starting point to correcting it is a hard look in the mirror. While there are many things that high performing leaders do to create and maintain the big four above, all are […]

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Big Data & Cognitive Errors

Posted by Randy Boek on March 23, 2015

More data is available to more people, more quickly than ever. For leaders, this is a good thing… or not. When I was young, my Grandma ran a small neighborhood grocery store. I delivered bags of groceries to the local “shut-ins” in my Radio Flyer. She had been a schoolteacher and was intent on me […]

Mar

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No Free Lunch

Posted by Randy Boek on March 23, 2015

Feeling un-loved? Digital aggregators and marketers love you, even if no one else does. All that is required to get this love is to have a smart phone and use it to research a topic of interest online, shop for a product or service online, or investigate a personal medical issue online, and post something […]

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In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Randy Boek on March 17, 2015

In honor of the day here are a few favorite Irish Proverbs and Quotes to enjoy with your Redbreast or Bushmills, corned beef and cabbage. If you just don’t want to eat corned beef and cabbage yet again, try County Longford Irish Stew. It’s what I’m making tonight and it is outstanding. Every invalid is […]

Mar

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Communication for Results

Posted by Randy Boek on March 09, 2015

Communication for Results: The Skill That Can Make or Break a Successful Leadership Career “The most over-rated credential is the MBA and the most under-rated skill expected of a leader is communication.” I read this some years back as a component of a survey of CEOs conducted by HBR, WSJ, Fast Company or another well-known […]