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How Do Great Leaders Connect?

By Doug Sterbenz | March 7, 2019

How many times have you heard that the key to leadership is staying cool, reserved, and perhaps even a bit distant so that we can remain independent in our thinking and actions? If you answered, “quite a few,” you’re not alone. That’s what we are taught. In financial, legal and business management courses—the breeding grounds…

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What Gifts Are You Giving This Year?

By Doug Sterbenz | December 13, 2018

It’s the dreaded question we all face every Christmas: What do I get the person who has everything? Perhaps you send a special basket from Harry and David or a unique item from The Grommet. Either way, I am sure it will be special and appreciated. Just keep this perspective: Your Christmas presents of today…

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Lonely at the Top

By Doug Sterbenz | October 4, 2018

If you are a supervisor or manager at any level, you will be lonely. That’s a fact. It’s natural and the way it should be. Accept it, but don’t let that fact of leadership impact your effectiveness as a leader! There is help for you. Real leaders don’t buddy around with those that they supervise.…

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Hang On Tightly

By Doug Sterbenz | August 16, 2018

I was travelling nearly 70 miles an hour on the highway when I looked into the side mirror of my truck and saw this grasshopper hanging on tightly. I don’t even know how he can do that! He does look to be having a great ride though—face in the wind, antennae laid back. One cool…

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Are You Winning The Race?

By Doug Sterbenz | July 17, 2018

Look at the picture above. Who is winning the race? You might think it is the person in front, Peter Sagan, the guy in the green jersey. Nope, not this race. The leader of the Tour de France is always the guy in the yellow jersey. The cyclist who has completed the previous stages of…

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Anthony Bourdain Was Right

By Doug Sterbenz | July 5, 2018

“If you sit down with people and just say, ‘Hey, what makes you happy? What’s your life like? What do you like to eat?’ more often than not, they will tell you extraordinary things, many of which have nothing to do with food.”  –Anthony Bourdain (1956 – 2018)   I think what the late Anthony…

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