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Managing Professional Expectations in Leadership Is No Easy Task

As leaders, we expect employees to perform their jobs competently when we assign tasks and projects. The details for which (we are sure) are crystal clear. When the work is complete, we anticipate the outcome will

You Want Me To Do What?!?!

swimmer in lake

As most of you have come to know, my nickname is “Coach.” It’s a byname that’s followed me for nearly 40 years, a moniker I gained when I started my Navy career on the pool deck training swimmers at the Naval

Strategic Planning Requires Courageous Leadership

Woman leader with team working on strategic plan

Strategic planning isn’t something that gets done in a vacuum and it most definitely isn’t something that just anyone offers to do. It’s an arduous process. It’s a bit messy. It requires significant commitment. But more than anything, it