Where did the time go?
Posted by Randy Boek on December 10, 2013
For many leaders the unfortunate, aggravating answer is simple – meetings. There are good reasons and bad reasons to go to meetings. Good – I need to participate in a decision that will impact me, my team and our ability to get good results. Bad -To discuss for the 4th time an issue about which [...]
Arch Day 2013
Posted by Randy Boek on December 06, 2013
Seventy one years ago, my Dad was seriously wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Another sailor, Tommy Thompson saved his life that day. He recovered and went on to fight the air war in the Pacific aboard PBY’s as a Crew Chief. His war time experiences did not totally define him but they were [...]
Posted by Randy Boek on November 27, 2013
Some people shoplift. As a result the rest of us waste time trying to get pricing tags and glue off of products once we get them home. Some employees are dishonest slackers. As a result we have rules and policies that disrespect the overwhelming majority of employees who are honest and conscientious. Some people don’t [...]
Fear to Integrity.
Posted by Randy Boek on November 20, 2013
The book’s about to close on another week. Another week that for many was pretty much like the prior week and next week. Where have you been this week? Fear – Reactive, Inadequate, Addicted to security & pleasure, Suspicious, Blaming, “Have to” Duty – Addicted to approval, Guilt ridden, Stereotypic thinking, Conforming, Dependent, Conditionally OK, “Should” Achievement – [...]
Disagreement on Priorities
Posted by Randy Boek on November 13, 2013
A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action. This country song wasn’t written about business. The phrase, however has become a standard component of leaders lexicon. We hear it and say it regularly. Sometimes the opposite, more talk and less action is the right approach. There are three big things that ail us according to [...]