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Challenging Leadership Thinking … To Enable Strategic Improvement

In Praise of 2nd and 3rd Impressions

October 5, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


It often takes four, five, or more shows before a viewer gets “hooked” on a television series. According to a Netflix study, their viewers often don’t decide whether they like a series until after watching a few to several episodes. In other words, their first impression isn’t enough to determine whether they want to watch the entire season or series. Could, or should, the same be true for relationships?

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What’s Your Impact?

September 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


Have you ever been blessed with being told of how a kind gesture, pleasant word, or simple gift had a tremendous impact on someone? If you’re like me, it brought joy to your heart knowing that something so simple made such a difference in someone’s life. On the other hand, if you’re like me, you’ve also been mortified how an unintentional comment, seemingly insignificant action, or overlooked responsibility created pain or suffering for someone. One can be the absolute high of joy. The other brings gut wrenching pain. It’s sobering to realize how such small things can have a tremendous impact on others.

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Sticks and Stones (Repost)

September 28, 2015

Dr. Robert Gerwig

This is one of Robert’s favorites from November of 2012.

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones by Dr. Robert Gerwig

Small Things Matter

September 23, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


A shingle on your roof. The stop sign at the corner. An apple in the bin at the grocery store. A book on the library shelf. A flower in the garden at the hospital. The toilet paper in the stall at work. Each of these, by themselves, is insignificant. If missing, some would be noticed more than others, but the reality is that they are all there. Where they are supposed to be. When you assume they will be there. And you never give it a second thought.

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Leaders Know How To Be Patient

September 21, 2015

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2016-09-21

Are you a vegetarian? If so, you may need to use your imagination. The picture above shows a cowboy style, bone-in ribeye that weighs close to 3 pounds. Today, I grilled it for dinner. And I’m not going to lie. It was great!!!

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