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Leadership and the Occupation

Two months and counting. Truthfully, did you believe that the Occupy movement would have lasted this long?

Protests happen all the time in this country. Travel to Washington, DC on virtually any day and you will see some group making their presence felt and beliefs known. The freedom to assemble and communicate your opinion is a sacred right in our country that was founded on a protest movement.

And yet, we haven’t seen a movement like since … last year if you understand that the Occupy movement – while different in its goals – was born out of a frustration that shares striking similarities to the Tea Party.

So what can leaders learn from a movement that has captured the news and proven to be more than just a group of people gathering to share their dissatisfaction? Here are four lessons:
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The Only Culture That Matters

“Culture” is becoming the catch word for virtually every new business book, training program, or speech.

There are people out there who want to help you develop a culture of accountability, service, innovation, celebration, learning, listening, sustainability, trust, recognition, teamwork, engagement, and change.

The only culture that matters is the one that helps you and your organization achieve your desired results. Continue reading

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Want Growth? Part III: Raise the Talent Level

Your value in the marketplace is in direct proportion to the importance and complexity of the problems you can solve and solutions you can provide to your customers. Put another way, you can’t earn a brain surgeon’s salary with a talent level that qualifies you to be a convenience store clerk. Continue reading

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How Public Sector Unions Could Work & Why They Won’t

Public employee unions could significantly increase their chances for voter support by taking the lead – or at least working together with their opponents – on the following actions:
1. Take strikes, work stoppages, and slowdowns off the table. The public has a right to expect that its public agencies continue to function even if there is a disagreement over terms of the contract. In return for this, public employee unions should receive the right for expedited arbitration over violations of the contract.
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Avoid Negotiaphobia

Ever have a feeling in the pit of your stomach before a negotiation because you don’t want to leave a pile of money on the table? You are likely suffering from Negotiaphobia, and there is a cure. Continue reading

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