CS/Academy

How to Make Your Idiot Boss More Perceptive

The boss who never has a good idea. The colleague who’s a serious Debbie Downer. The employee who is always so positive you wonder if they ever really evaluate anything. You can’t change them, but...

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Make the Mundane Exciting Again

Recently, I spent a day facilitating a retreat for the leaders of a small company with a grand vision about changing the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. Ten leaders spent the day...

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Three Leadership Lessons from the Polar Vortex

Unlike the rest of the CultureSync team, I make my home in suburban Chicago. That means I’ve been in the heart of the Polar Vortex.  Here’s what it was like: temperatures were well below zero,...

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I’m sick of pumpkin pie.

If you saw my Facebook posts on Thanksgiving eve, you know I spent Wednesday evening baking several pies for the big family gathering. Baking has always been rewarding to me. It brings an easy sense...

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Be there wolves among you?

I’m a huge fan of wolves. Their presence speaks to both the wildness of our landscapes and the adaptability of the wolf. Indeed, in states like Montana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota wild wolf packs have returned...

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