Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

  One of the great things about negative thinking is it fosters innovation. Finding improvements to already useful items is a sure sign of someone who is not satisfied. For example, why would anyone build a better mouse trap? An entirely positive person would be happy simply because they have a mouse trap! If it …

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Are You Earning Loyalty or Demanding Loyalty from Younger Workers?

  Managers across the business landscape are seeing a new side to corporate loyalty. Gone are the days of fresh faced employees hoping someday to get that clichéd gold watch after decades of service.[1] A new perspective of employees looking out for themselves and letting the company worry about the company is more commonplace. Loyalty …

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Can You Say “No” to “Yes” Men?

  Last week we talked about no. This week we’ll talk about yes.[1]   It’s always good to have at least one person in your group with a negative mindset. At least one, no more than two. [2]. The point is to get a person who doesn’t always agree with you. Having a dissenting voice …

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Do You Really Want Feedback?

Feedback is an interesting thing.   It can be a soothing salve for the soul [1] or a vicious kick to the tenderloins. Worse, we often push others to give us feedback and then are emotionally unprepared for their responses.  We want to hear that what we’re doing/thinking/eating is the right choice. We want positive …

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Is It Flip-Flopping or Learning?

  In this highly charged political season, people often think anyone who changes their minds are flip-floppers, wafflers or generally untrustworthy. I will concede that if they are changing their minds because the audience they are talking to will agree with them, or if they change their minds for purely political reasons…why yes Virginia, they …

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Episode 68 – Arin Reeves – Inclusion

Arin Reeves (@ArinNReeves on Twitter) educates Craig on Inclusion. The two cover politics, arranged marriages, generational issues as well as Arin’s new book “The Next IQ: The Next Level of Intelligence for the 21st Century Leaders”. Both Arin and Craig will be at the Association of Legal Administrators Region 2 conference in Atlanta this September 28th and 29th.
You can find Arin and her book at http://www.thenextIQ.com

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Episode 39 – Holly Duckworth – Gratitude

Holly Duckworth of Leadership Solutions International joins Craig on the season finale to discuss gratitude. They delve into vital issues like Craig’s monkey-like handwriting, volunteering one’s time, keeping an “Oprah Journal” (yeah…Craig had a hard time with the name too) as well as just figuring out some ways to better express one’s gratitude. It’s an appropriate way to end 2011 for the podcast!
Holly can be found at http://www.hollyduckworth.com (where else?!).
See you in 2012!!

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Episode 28 – Chip Lutz – Service

LCDR Chip Lutz, USN(Ret), MSEd, CLL (whew, that’s a lot of letters!) joins Craig to discuss his 22 years of service in the Navy, where he was on 9/11, how the war in the Middle East made him a single parent (not what you think!) and why a little laughter can go a long way.
Learn more about Chip at http://www.unconventionalleader.com/ and follow him on twitter @chiplutz

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Episode 8 – Laura Lopez – Leadership

Laura Lopez sits down and talks leadership, her background as a Senior Vice-President at Coca-Cola as well as parenting and how it relates to management. This allows her to tolerate a caffeinated Craig as they discuss delivering crap sandwiches, the “reality” of Corporate America, parenting later in life and they also reveal adopted babies cannot be sent via FedEx from Russia!
You can find more about Laura and order her book “The Connected and Committed Leader” at her website aptly named http://www.laura-lopez.com

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