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How to Bring Your Best Self To Work Every Day

We were winding up a Book Club meeting (Radical Candor by Kim Scott) when someone tossed out the question: “How do you bring your best…

January 9, 2024

Keep the ‘Dirt Under Your Fingernails’

Folks, I’m close to 72 years old but I still pick up litter, I still visit communities (the equivalent of ‘walking the factory floor’ in…

January 4, 2024

“I was left with the impression it was resolved” – Thoughts on the Importance of Full Disclosure and Closure

What are the key elements of leadership? What are the vital roles of a manager? How do you develop people to their fullest, most effective…

December 14, 2023

Boosting The Virtuous Cycle

To get to work every morning, I must exit a very quiet residential street onto a busy highway. Wonderfully frequently someone slows down to let…

December 5, 2023

It’s Hard to See Reality from Your Desk

My company owns and manages apartments. I’m well past retirement age, in my 70’s, my official title is Chair and my responsibilities, such as they…

November 30, 2023

I Told My Team

Recently a situation requiring sensitivity and finesse, was not handled thus even though we had recently covered the topic with our middle managers. When it…

November 14, 2023

Two Things Your Boss Wants to Hear from You

Content AND Context As a leader and decision maker, one challenge I face is clearly communicating what info I need. Which, it turns out, is almost…

November 7, 2023

Tired of Pretty Words, Can I Just Have Accountability?

In business, I’ve heard a lot of pretty words over the years. Promises and commitments. Sincerely spoken by earnest folk who intended every word. Unfortunately,…

October 31, 2023

Two Traits I Yearn to Find

First, high internal standards, motivation that springs bountifully unbidden from within, drive for excellence that wells up without having to summoned. Second, the willingness to…

October 19, 2023

I’m looking for books on Team Building…

A TCC Team Member reached out with the above inquiry. Surprise! Interesting enough, I’ve read a few! Hiring is like 3 dates and getting married;…

September 28, 2023

What is Your Creed? Here is Mine.

Creed: Guiding principles; a set of beliefs, principles, or opinions that strongly influence the way people live. My creed is pretty simple really, basically a small…

September 7, 2023

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