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Respect is the Solution to Everything

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield made famous and drew a lot of laughs for his line, “I get no respect, I tell ya.”  In reality, a lack of respect is not a laughing matter.  In fact, when it comes to leadership, it can be one’s undoing. As I continue to explore leadership,...

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Redefining Power in The Workplace

The Age of Creativity. Sir Francis Bacon coined the phrase in the 16th century, “Knowledge is power.” Since that time, leaders have built everything from small businesses to empires through focused knowledge and protection of information. Our institutions, structures...

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Bridging the Generational Gap at Work

The Future of Everything The broadcaster J.B. Priestly put it perfectly when he said early in the last century, “There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I missed it coming and going.” It seems that...

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Pay Positive Energy Forward

The Future of Everything. Many years ago I had the pleasure of serving some local folks at a food kitchen. This meant that I helped serve the dinner to guests that evening, not heavy lifting, but certainly had an effect on my emotional energy. The interesting thing...

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The Day America Stood Still

The Future of Everything. There are many situations that bring us to the precipice of matters, in both our private and business lives. Going to the very end of things is sometimes needed, sometimes a thrill and sometimes a risk. You know the feeling when you walk up...

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Stop The Oppressive Manager

The Future of Everything. Last year, a dark comedy named Mean Bosses made its way through the theaters, opening to critical reception. It detailed the trials and tribulations of three friends who decide to murder their overbearing bosses due to cruel treatment on the...

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Groucho Marx Had a Point

The Future of Everything. Why do we belong to the organizations we do? Why don’t we belong to others? When Groucho Marx resigned from the Delaney Club he wrote a note to the Board explaining why: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”  I...

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