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Performance Evaluations are Like Flat Tires

By Doug Sterbenz | February 10, 2020

Leaders are required to evaluate their employees’ performance, and usually the formal time for that is near the beginning of a new year. Most leaders don’t like to do performance evaluations. We all have our reasons, and those reasons seem to justify putting it off for another day. Maybe you think you are too busy…

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Leadership Lessons from the Superbowl Bound Chiefs

By Doug Sterbenz | January 20, 2020

Finally! The Kansas City Chiefs are back in the Superbowl. Those Chiefs fans have been watching and waiting for 50 years. I’ve been watching with them for many of those years. I love watching football. However, I really love what football can teach us leaders about being Present.   By now you have heard Doug…

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No Congratulations for My Mentor

By Doug Sterbenz | November 14, 2019

My mentor retired, but I did not send him a congratulations card. His name is Ed Platt and he was a giant in the industry for 50 years. He left a huge footprint—not only because of his monumental personal achievements, but because of those leaders he created and those he greatly influenced. Many leaders–including myself–rode…

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Why Company Strategies are Like Family Vacations

By Doug Sterbenz | October 9, 2019

Most companies have well-put-together strategies. They spend countless hours brainstorming, creating, refining and developing a comprehensive company strategy. The fact is, many times those company strategies never come to life. The reason why that’s the fact is best explained if you think about family vacations. Most of us have been on a family vacation of…

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What Color Are You Wearing Today?

By Doug Sterbenz | July 9, 2019

Note: In July, I always post about this bicycle race happening in France because of the valuable leadership lesson it teaches. Look at the picture above. Who is winning the race? You might think it is the person in front.  Nope, not in this race. The leader of the Tour de France is always the…

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Who is Watching You?

By Doug Sterbenz | June 10, 2019

What’s going on in this picture? What’s the little guy doing? That’s right, he’s watching his dad. Why is he watching his dad? Because he wants to grow up and be just like Dad. He wants to eat cereal like Dad, learn to read and write like Dad, work like Dad, do sports like Dad,…

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