Constant, Transparent And Courageous Communication

“A leader that won’t listen to others will eventually be surrounded by people that have nothing to say.” – Andy Stanley What’s the climate like at work? I believe that communication ought to be constant, transparent, and courageous.  The stage for those three things to happen is set by a leader who listens well. The best teams communicate constantly.  Encouragement flows.  Teaching and sharing are mainstays.  Total, constant communication means everyone takes their turn and […]

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Detailing The Small Things Could Have A Big Impact

“When I consider the tremendous consequences from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”  – Bruce Barton   As I reflect upon this statement, there is so much truth to it.    So much of our life is defined by little things.    When we study accidents in our plant, it’s usually a brief lapse or small details that aren’t attended to which cause the event.  So often we hear […]

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EFFORT, DESIRE, PAY ATTENTION, PERFORM…

Three areas to monitor every day: Motivation level Concentration level Confidence level -Shaka Smart Shaka Smart coach’s college basketball.  He recruits players for one to four years.  His goal is to increase their skill and ability as individuals as well as creates an environment where they combine as a team to win more than they lose. So, he wants to get the most out of them while he has them. So, it’s a helpful insight […]

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YOU BELIEVE IT. YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT.

Travis Bradberry of Forbes says, “there are two kinds of people; those who believe they make things happen and those who believe things happen to them”.  Sound familiar? He goes on to cite a study conducted by Dr. Tim Judge at the University of Florida which says that those who “happen to the world” sell more, serve customers better, adjust faster to change and get paid more. Particularly distinctive is how “happening to the world” […]

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Who Is Dan Jenkins?

Can I take a moment of privilege here? You guys compliment me from time to time on writing these notes.  I learned to appreciate writing by reading.  My mom taught English and put books in my hands at an early age.  Very quickly, if I had a book, I wasn’t any trouble to anyone. Sports Illustrated, the magazine, was one of my favorite reads.  It was quality journalism and storytelling all wrapped into one publication.  […]

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Are You A Teammate That Creates A Connection?

David Neeleman founded the airline Jet Blue.  It’s known as an innovative, low cost, customer service-based airline. When he started the company, Neeleman felt like they would need “nice” people to develop the culture he sought.  A “go to” question that was used in interviews was: “At work or in life, can you describe a time when you left your area to help someone else?” He said that they were surprised at how often that […]

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RESPECT YOUR TEAMMATES…

We want to be known for the “respect” we give. This year in our leadership training, we talked about respect.  We posed the question:  when someone meets our company, what will be our standard for showing respect? Several themes arose: We don’t ignore strangers, we engage them.  We acknowledge their presence.  We learn their mission.  We do it all with courtesy. We learn names. When it comes to meeting new colleagues, we aren’t quick to […]

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HOW DO YOU HANDLE AN OBSTACLE?

“Every obstacle an opportunity to practice a virtue: patience, courage, humility, resourcefulness, reason, justice, creativity.”  Marcus Aurelius, emperor. Encountering obstacles successfully requires a certain mental heartiness.  The ancient emperor Marcus Aurelius described what that heart looked like with the quote. Is this you? What happens when you encounter trials? Do you blow up emotionally or do you exhibit a quiet patience? Do you cower at the challenge or take bold, courageous steps? Do you express […]

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Teams Working Together Fuel Continuous Improvement

Elite teams work on getting better. The teams do it on their own accord. They find the motivation from within to stretch their ability and results. In our operations, we have hundreds of small teams.  We believe our company works better when each small team creates an agenda for improvement. There are five areas that can be the fuel for improvement. Safety.  It’s job one.  To consider how, where and when accidents occur in your area and […]

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Criticism Inhibits The Ability To Listen And To Compromise

John Baldoni shared a story about U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley who gave a speech to a group of student leaders about civility. Civility is a topic that is more common these days.  More and more people deplore the animosity that is apparent in the media these days. Haley noted in her speech that people have moved toward criticism and away from persuasion.  Her point is that criticism inhibits the ability to […]

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