Old Information

Written by Randy Mayes I recently received a letter at my house addressed to the previous owner. That would not have caught my attention except that I have owned my home for over 20 years. Someone took the time and effort to take action and send a letter, but ultimately, it was ineffective because their…

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Owning People

The brief summary of this concept is that transactional leaders focus on control and tasks while transformational leaders focus on building capable, competent, fully engaged team members who buy-in to the “why”.

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Are You The Wrong Bus?

Written by Randy Mayes Popularized by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great, the phrase “Get the right people on the bus, and then get them in the right seats” has become a regular part of our business vernacular. That book was published almost 25 years ago. There were more workers than jobs. Employers…

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You Said

Written by Randy Mayes Have you ever seen a conflict between two people that was punctuated by the phrase “you said” or “that is not what I said.” I recently witnessed a conversation where one individual abruptly turned to the other and forcefully said “that is not what I said.” Clearly there was a disconnect…

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Why Is Trust So Important

Written by Randy Mayes | DRYVE Leadership Coach Why Trust Is So Important People do what they do for a good reason but remember it is for their reasons and not yours Are You Safe? There is an overwhelming body of scientific evidence pointing to the importance of trust and psychological safety. Interestingly, Google conducted…

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Shaping Your Organization

Written by Tyler Head | DRYVE Leadership Coach Shaping your Organization Three Questions that Will Shape Your Organization Who are the relevant parties that need to weigh in?What does winning look like?What next steps can we take? These three questions have undoubtedly shaped how we solve problems together. Often, in the dizziness of our day-to-day…

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Giving is the only way

Written by Brandon Welch | Frank & Maven “How to keep employees” It’s a phrase that was searched 1,900% more often in November 2023 versus November 2013.  But you’re not surprised, are you? Neither am I. My conference room has long echoed with the concerns of well-meaning business leaders all wondering, “How do I stop…

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Transparency is worth it.

Written by Richard Ollis | Ollis, Akers & Arney Transparency is an interesting aspect of business that many use strategically. Being an employee-owned company, we used to think we were transparent by sharing financial information and communicating goals at quarterly meetings. What we now realize is that we weren’t using transparency as an ongoing strategy.…

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What did you expect?

One of the popular sayings I heard early in my management career was “people don’t do what you expect; they do what you inspect.” The underlying premise of this statement is that unless you watch and keep an eye on people, they will inevitably stray off course and take advantage of you. It is built…

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Do you celebrate?

Imagine how your culture would shift if you put as much energy into celebrating your team’s achievements as they did to accomplish them. My challenge for you as a leader is to become your organization’s celebration czar. Shift your focus from what is wrong to what is right. Find ways to celebrate the big and…

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