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Chicago Cubs – Playing the Long Game…

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108 years! I wasn’t too sure I’d see the Cubs win the World Series in my lifetime. After all, my dad missed out. We were both Cubs fans. While growing up, I watched almost every game with my friend Vonda. And I remember waiting for my dad to get home from work to go out and play catch in the yard. We even went to Wrigley Field for day games in the summer from time to time — such great memories! Certainly, being a Cubs fan requires a long-term view, loyalty and determination. Although we wouldn’t want to wait 108 years…
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Leadership Will Make or Break Success

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As my HR mentor used to say, “It begins and ends with leadership”. After a 25 year plus career with leadership positions in organizations, trade associations, non-profits and more, it is clear that leadership will make or break success.   It is interesting the difference leadership can make. We can go to 2 similar clients with similar products, services, systems and resources with the only difference being the leader, and we’ll see two vastly different environments. In one case, we will be wildly successful and, in the other, we’ll struggle. Even in the best of cases (when they are more…
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People, People, & People

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In real estate, almost everyone knows that location, location, location is the name of the game. The best house in the wrong location will not sell. It is imperative to pay attention to location. The same holds true in business success — it is all about people, people, and people. Who do you have on your team? Lately, in today’s Amazon-impacted business environment, we’ve been working with a few clients to rapidly increase service levels — to maintain happy customers, to grow the business, to gain a competitive advantage and for many more reasons. The degree and speed of success…
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