A long-time client and colleague of JKL Associates and I have an ongoing dialogue about the value of work any given activity or event has and how it is contributing to the good of the organization. Some of the things a leader gets involved with are very productive and highly contributing.  Others are not as critical for the leadership to be doing and should be delegated to other resources in the organization so the alignment of dollars invested are more appropriate to the return on those dollars.

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Memorial Day 2023

This coming Monday is a national holiday when we pause and remember those who have gave all for the freedoms we enjoy and sometimes confuse. Memorial Day is a day of respecting the Men, Women and even Children who made significant sacrifices, so we have a free nation – Under God and Indivisible.

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Street Leadership

On a recent business trip while waiting at the gate for departure I was catching up on business emails and capturing notes from the day’s events when the large TV screen in the boarding area caught my attention. It showed groups of young individuals (teenagers) in a major US City doing violence and destruction of property. I could not hear the commentary …

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There must be something in the water?  In the recent few months, the environments at some businesses appear to have an increase in what most of the leadership refers to as “Drama.”  The little and sometime larger interactions between team members which are counter productive to the mission of the team and to some degree teeters on the edge of bullying or some form of undesirable interpersonal transactions. There is no way to …

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On a plane trip recently, I encountered what most people would relate to as setbacks.  Things that got in the way of what I had planned and not gone according to my rules.  Yes, there is a part of me that has a control tendency.  That is another day’s topic. Back to setbacks – I’m not going to bore you with the details but lets just say the travel plan and the actual travel were a bit different.  At first, I was generally ok, being a seasoned traveler, things like this happen. They are…

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The Tax Man

By this time 2 weeks from now, tax returns for individuals and certain types of businesses will need to have been filed or extensions requested.  Some of you may have already had to file your taxes by March 15th or requested an extension.  This time of year brings both feelings of…

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