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Challenging Leadership Thinking … To Enable Strategic Improvement

Thanksgiving 2015

November 23, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


We’re taking a break for Thanksgiving week. Please be safe in your travels. We pray that you will enjoy the blessing of fellowship with friends and family. As you gather with loved ones, pause to reflect on the greatest riches the Lord has poured out on us!


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Leaders Know How to Build

November 20, 2015

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2015-11-20

Are you skilled with your hands? Some of you can rebuild a car engine. Some of you can make beautiful pieces of furniture. Some of you can sew and do needlepoint. Some of you (though not many) can even successfully complete a home plumbing project. Regardless of your skill level or application, builders receive a sense of satisfaction once their “project” is completed.

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Notice the Rocks

November 16, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


Life, technology, and business are moving ever faster! $1.6 trillion was one projection for 2014 investment in global engineering R&D in a range of disciplines from robotics to social media.1 Recently, one of my sons made an interesting prediction: With the development of self-driving cars, it is likely that his own children may never drive an automobile. (Indeed, it looks like the “auto” aspect may be a literal reality in his lifetime!) Another example: Do you realize the modern smartphone is less than 10 years old? And outside of technology, there are rapid changes in attitudes about alternative lifestyles, drug use, and what constitutes a family. This is happening all so quickly! In the midst of all this change, could we be missing anything?

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Leaders Know How To Work Together

November 13, 2015

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2015-11-13

When was the last time you were in a traffic jam? For some of you, it was today. For others, it’s an every day occurrence. For others, you can’t recall the last time. But many of us deal with traffic on a regular basis in some form or fashion. Maybe it’s during rush hour. Or in a construction zone. Or in poor road conditions. Regardless of the cause, sitting in traffic is a frustrating, trying experience. We’re in hurry. We have a 5-speed instead of an automatic transmission. We have a full bladder. We’re late.

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How To Launch a Meeting With Impact

November 9, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


“Why am I here? What’s this meeting about?” Have you ever gotten 15, 20, 30 minutes into a meeting and found yourself asking those questions? I have. On one hand, it is partially my own fault. I should never go to a meeting without having done my homework. I should know who is running the meeting and what the purpose of the meeting is. As a leader, it is my responsibility to make every hour strategic. However, people leading the meetings have certain responsibilities, too. They have a responsibility to ensure the meeting has impact. How do they do this?

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