Doug's Latest on Leadership

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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What Month Is It?

By Doug Sterbenz | May 25, 2018

It’s May of course, but I call it Indy Month. This weekend, nearly a million people from various backgrounds will make another trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. Why? Because they, like me are drawn there to see the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500. I cannot watch that race without thinking of all those…

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Brain Freeze

By Doug Sterbenz | April 17, 2018

What was I thinking? A client hired me to deliver a keynote speech, so I planned the trip, prepared my speech, packed my bag, jumped in my truck and headed toward the airport. I was looking forward to being Physically Present with all the leaders of this great company on the day of their big…

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