4 Actions To Ensure That Your Leadership Adheres To The ‘First Team’ Model

What is Your 'First Team'? Learn what happens when you are a 'First Team.'  Imagine a group of people who meet every day to resolve the most significant problems our society faces. Now, imagine those same people being more concerned about the people they represent and their own self–interest than society's most pressing concerns. When this happens, and people advocate for their political interests first and foremost, the greater good takes a backseat. Imagine when politics focuses only on personal issues and not on the greater…

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Recognition & Corrective Action: How Do You Measure Up?

A client once told me her supervisor had asked if she needed anything to help her accomplish her job. She said, “No, but every once in awhile it would be nice to hear thank you and receive a little recognition for doing good work.” Her supervisor told her, “We don’t say ‘thank you’ or ‘good job’ because it demotivates staff and makes them complacent.” Really? I worked with some of the most hard-nosed soldiers the Canadian Army ever produced. When they gave you an “attaboy,” it…

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We’ve Done It Following Floods, Fires & Earthquakes, But Can Society Recover From COVID?

The challenge right now isn't uncertainty, but ambiguity. A condition in which the future is unclear, the past is no help, and we don't even know what we don't know.  *** Steven (Steve) D Armstrong ***   When you hear the word 'disaster,' is this what you imagine? On North America's western edge, an earthquake caused the seabed to drop and rebound within minutes. The shift beneath the ocean displaced an enormous quantity of seawater that surged upward into a massive hill of water, then collapsed. That…

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