Declaration of Independence

Change is not just a possibility, it’s a certainty; and it’s happening everywhere I go. Old school leaders say, “We can’t find any help; people don’t want to work anymore” and “I’m constantly bending over backward to appease my staff”. Gone are the days when people needed your job. In today’s world, they can easily find another JOB or, better yet, make their own way. The bottom line is they don’t need you and your job anymore. You have to adapt or die or, at a minimum, become an irrelevant leader. The world has changed, and it will never return to how it was. And I think that is actually a good thing.

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Sing With The Crowd

I’m going to venture to say in our businesses and organizations there would be a similar occurrence if we moved from one person operating as an island to singing with the crowd because there is beauty when we collaborate and sing together.

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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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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you weren’t around?

Written by Tyler Head Yvonne Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, once said, “I wanted to build a company where when I left, my people would know who to call when there was a fire: the fire department.” He spent three months away each year, confident in his team’s ability to handle things.  Culture is the pattern…

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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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