johnrodgers


Time Out!

September 1, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet “Everybody wins when a leader gets better.” This compelling declaration came from Bill Hybels in the first few minutes of his opening remarks at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, and I got ten times the value of my investment with that simple, yet powerful thought. For the last 30 years, the reason I...
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August 17, 2017
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Tweet This past week our leadership team attended The Global Leadership Summit, and it was tremendous to hear some current global leaders discuss the mysteries of leadership.  You can imagine the excitement I felt of receiving rather than presenting and how satisfying it was to have my emotional bucket filled. Here is just one...
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August 10, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet This past week, I found myself working with several executives on change management.  Not only were they trying to deal with change themselves, they were thinking about how to be helpful when others experience change.  How exciting to observe the servant mindset with these executives as they were focused on helping others. The...
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August 3, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet This past week, I was working with an executive team on time management.  We started with a paradigm shift in answering the question, “Why work on ways to better utilize time?”   After all, we get 1,440 minutes every day, and regardless of how effective we are, we get another 1,440 the next...
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July 27, 2017
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Tweet The servant mindset is easy to understand yet hard to carry out.  While working with an executive this week, we focused exclusively on the Dale Carnegie human relations principle to “Become genuinely interested in other people.” It is only natural to wonder how applying this principle will help us connect with others and...
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July 21, 2017
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Tweet One of the joys of travel for me is meeting new and different people.  On our recent European trip, the first half was with a tour group from Collette Tours.  Colleen and I had never experienced traveling with a tour group, and now we’re hooked!  We highly recommend Collette Tours and are looking...
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July 6, 2017
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Tweet What a great European vacation!  Colleen and I spent over two weeks just seeing things we had only read or heard about, and now we have a completely new perspective and appreciation.  Now that we are back, it seems as though we never left, and yet I am changed forever.  First, thanks to...
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May 24, 2017
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Tweet The pronoun “you” triggers an emotional response. It is powerful when you are sharing or giving a compliment such as, “Jack, you are thoughtful in your decision making.” The pronoun “you” becomes destructive when taking corrective action. For example, “Jack, you are wrong in how you process payroll.” The top-down or autocratic leader...
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May 18, 2017
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Tweet How can we unlock the abilities of others to get things done? I heard it all from my coaching encounters this past week — safety, quality, productivity, cleanliness of the shop floor, compliance of basic company policies like showing up on time, and a firing due to sexual harassment. Then I had a...
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Mid-Week Mentor

May 3, 2017
Mid-Week Mentor

Tweet I grew up on a dairy farm in Central Pennsylvania. My father invested in the Ayrshire breed, and today my sister, Gay, has an Ayrshire farm where she milks 25 head to sell milk and make cheese and other specialty products. She also runs Hameau Farms Camp, a summer camp for girls ages...
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