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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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A friend recently joked on me for tweeting seemingly irrelevant things like this tweet from last week: “The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. http://amzn.com/k/1OI2XT22FN764 “ While he was clearly just giving me

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In 2001 Gallup polled nearly 20,000 people and found that “unexpected change” ranked third on a list of personal fears. It seems that despite the often attractive benefits of change, the process seems to have an uncanny way of unearthing

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5 TRUTHS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOUR LEADER FALL The platform of a leader is often visible, broad and elevated. So when a leader falls from this place, it can be a hard fall indeed. How to respond to your bosses failure:

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All progress is the result of change.  But not all change is progress.  Some changes don’t make any sense.  In fact, some leadership behaviors actually create more stress for yourself and your coworkers. So what works? Based on my 22

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