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Challenging Leadership Thinking … To Enable Strategic Improvement

Lost in Transition?

October 22, 2014

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


Vision, strategy, plans, and projects are all important parts of organizational life. These and other aspects of leading all focus on moving the organization from where it is today to some desired future state. Thus, an inherent element of leading is change. You and your organization cannot stay the same because the environment, and your competitors, are all in the process of change. Of course, we all know this. I am not stating anything that you did not already know. However, something I’ve noticed is that while we are all used to an endless stream of projects designed to help people and organizations move into the future, many of these projects are not effectively implemented and many even fail. Why?

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Images & Symbols

October 20, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2014-10-20

This weekend I was raking up a leaves and noticed a couple that stood out. They were red. It was drizzling rain outside and the leaves were slightly wet which really made the colors stand out. On the maple were leaves that were still green or orange. Some were various shades of colors, but only a couple were red, like those pictured above, and those had fallen to the ground.

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Book 14: The Heavenly Man

October 15, 2014

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


I’m very excited to share with you my 14th book in the #EmptyShelf challenge. This is one of those books that, at several points, I had to stop reading for a bit because what I had just read was so amazing.

Title: The Heavenly Man
Author: Brother Yun, with Paul Hattaway
Publisher: Monarch Books (2002)

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Are You Hungry?

October 13, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2014-10-13

While this may look like a traditional “cinnamon roll”, it’s actually a “pumpkin roll.” It was my first. And it won’t be my last. Perhaps its unique pumpkin taste isn’t for everyone, but I found it delightful. Of course I should also confess that I have a weakness for baked goods in general, especially those that come straight out of the oven. Lastly, on a bit of a side note, let me add that a good pumpkin roll loves to be paired with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of strong, black coffee.
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7…no, 6 Reasons To Rest

October 8, 2014

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


I am in the midst of a short vacation. Julie and I are in Mayville, WI, staying at the historic Audubon Inn. (It’s a wonderful hotel and the town is absolutely charming, with lots of friendly folks, and plenty of restaurants, shops, and activities to enjoy in the area.) For these four days, I almost totally “unplugged.” I’ve helped my sons with a couple things at home and I talked with a client for a few minutes one morning. Other than that, no work. Just rest and lots of time outdoors. (I took the picture above at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.) I feel great!

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