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“A Leader of a 21st century organization is, in part, a cheerleader-in-chief.”  This statement by Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, caught my attention as…
I’m currently reading a book named What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith.  Goldsmith is a world renowned executive coach who…
I’m not sure if there’s another company in the world that we hear about more than Google.  So when I heard about the new book…
David Brooks is a well-known author, speaker and commentator who is probably best known for his op-ed columns in the New York Times.  A couple…
Author and business consultant Marcus Buckingham has made a career of urging leaders to focus on people’s strengths.  Last week, I read an article (“What…
I recently read the book Well Being:  Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter.  It’s a quick read, focusing on five different aspects…
This blog is a little different from other blogs I’ve written.  Typically, I try to draw a practical lesson from a business or leadership book…
The Small Big.  The title caught my interest a few months back as I was reading a business magazine.  So I read this book through…
Recently I read a Wall Street Journal article about a New York City Presbyterian minister named Tim Keller.  The article described the dramatic growth in…
Crises create reputations that stick in customers’ minds.  Your response in a crisis can either cement in your customer’s mind that reputation you’ve worked so…
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"In the hardwood lumber industry, we can think of what we do as cutting logs and processing boards, or instead we can see our work as rearranging the raw materials of creation (trees) into useful products (chairs, tables, cabinets, floors) that help people to live better and more productively.

For me, viewing our work as rearrainging creation's raw materials is more motivating and inspiring, and brings dignity and meaning to all kinds of work."

Jeff Meyer

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