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Changing Training Styles

Changing Training Styles

I am currently reading a book by Ken Blanchard “Servant Leadership in Action.”  The book is a collection of roughly 15-minute essays by 40 different authors.  I found it gives me a taste of a wide variety of perspectives.  Most of the authors are people I have read...

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Shop Local

Shop Local

We buy a lot off Amazon. It's convenient. You look up what you want, read the reviews, and click on buy it now. A few days (or hours) later, the package appears on your door or in your mailbox. But recently, my wife, Sue, and I have tried to move away from our...

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Ride-Along

Ride-Along

I was asked to serve on the Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) stakeholders committee a few months ago. Part of serving involves spending a day riding with one of the companies from LFR. Last week I spent 10 hours with the people who serve at stations 1 and 8. Station 1 is...

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Always on the Sunnyside

Always on the Sunnyside

A few months ago, I was asked to speak to a group of leaders from another firm. The topic was leadership style. I spoke and answered questions. I mentioned a handful of techniques and tools I use to get through life. Recently the firm’s CEO, Kyle, told me people not...

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Improvement Starts with I

Improvement Starts with I

We just finished going through a book study on “Improvement Starts with I” by Tom Hughes. (Click on the link for more information). The book is based on five words that start with the letter “C.” The words are candor, commitment, coaching, consistency, and continuous...

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Hairbrush

Hairbrush

My daughter, Anne, is an excellent mom. It’s not always easy to be a good mom, but my daughter has several generations of examples to follow. She is lucky enough to have a great mother. Both her parents have great mothers. My daughter was lucky enough to have met and...

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Digital Minimalist

Digital Minimalist

I was having issues with my iPhone recently, so I stopped by an Apple store to have them check it out.  The solution they came up with was reinstalling the software on my phone.  I asked what that meant, and she told me I would lose everything on my phone.  It meant I...

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Customer Service is for Everybody

Customer Service is for Everybody

Last weekend my wife, Sue, and I were victims of terrible customer service. We ate at an upscale restaurant and were seated outside on their patio.  Shortly after we placed our order, it started to pour rain. Not sprinkle.  Not a light mist.  It was pouring rain.  My...

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Trust Grandma Stuhr

Trust Grandma Stuhr

I recently had the chance to drive from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Scottsdale, Arizona.   It is a nineteen-hour drive, so when I woke up at 4 am on Wednesday, I got into the SUV I had packed the night before and hit the road. I have driven from Lincoln to Kearney,...

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It’s Easy to Criticize

It’s Easy to Criticize

It is easy to criticize. From time to time, the people in our office plan a group lunch. In the past, everyone would sign up to bring something to share. Some people signed up to bring a homemade dish. They take the time to make a salad or dessert. Most people stop by...

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