Organizational values are easy to ignore. Often unknown and unused, they commonly find themselves locked in a binder next to the federal whistleblower policy. And it is easy to see why; most organizations are incredibly busy and complex. Slowing down in that environment

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I don’t think it would be an overstatement to say that we are experiencing one of the greatest cultural shifts in history. Over the past five years alone we have watched as the Democratic Party fought to officially remove “God” from it’s

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It’s hard to believe we’ve been in Kansas City two years. Ellie was just two when we arrived and Annie was just a baby. We’ve had a marvelous time and would not trade the last two years for anything. Over the next few

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Patrick Lencioni’s book Silos, Politics and Turf Wars is more interesting than it sounds. In it the New York Time best-selling business author and Harvard Business professor outlines the dangers of these organizational cancers and gives leaders a sober prognosis: dismantle them or

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“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and

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Core values are essential to healthy organizations and provide the very frame upon which they are built. Below are values my guys are after at Midwestern. I do my very best to discuss and reward these values as often as possible.

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I recently put the finishing touches on our family plan for 2012 and was reminded of a baseball game I lost years ago. With only two innings left our team was behind 5 runs, an insurmountable deficit that left us

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THE FOUR DISCIPLINES OF THE HEART From Michael Hyatt.com Recently, I met with a leader who was in the process of losing heart. I have seen the look in his eyes a hundred times before. (I had seen it in

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