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Stop Shifting Gears and Stay Focused

By Pat Heydlauff Research shows that a three second distraction doubles errors and a four-and-a-half second interruption triples errors. Are numerous daily distractions wreaking havoc on your productivity and efficiency? When was the last time you placed a “do not disturb” sign on your door? If the answer is never, today is a good day […]

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Self-motivation is a Must for All Leaders

By Pat Heydlauff “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily,” said Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and author of See You at the Top. Leaders are always susceptible to personal motivation and inspiration-drain because they are constantly motivating and inspiring others. That is just the nature […]

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Leadership Accountability: A Circular Strategy

By Pat Heydlauff Leadership accountability isn’t just evaluated by the marker of profitability. There are many components to accountability but the most strikingly overlooked one is buried deep within the relationship of a leader and the workforce: the truth. According to Sergeant Friday from the Dragnet television series, getting “just the facts, ma’am” doesn’t always […]

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Leaders Train and Develop Through Their Actions

By Pat Heydlauff There are many ways for a leader to train and develop a workforce: teaching, coaching, encouraging and nurturing. However the one form that speaks loudest and is rarely considered a strategy are a leader’s actions. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the actions of a leader are worth significantly […]

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Real Leaders Prioritize, Nurture and Recharge

By Pat Heydlauff Nothing improves by accident. Being a real or Intentional leader is making a conscious choice to transform the way you think. It isn’t just about creating balance but about changing your perspective about the way your approach your personal life and professional life. It’s about how you approach your responsibilities as a […]

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Integrity – the Need for a Spiritual Component

By Pat Heydlauff Spirituality is the new frontier for integrity-driven leadership. Employees, the workplace environment and economics used to drive the operation of a business; today the workforce and their consumers or clients are looking for something more. A number of years ago Vince Lombardi, past head coach of the Green Bay Packers said, “Leadership […]

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Integrity: The Leadership Gap between Excellence and Mediocrity

By Pat Heydlauff “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and […]

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Lead by Example: Leadership in the 21st Century

By Pat Heydlauff Dramatic change has descended upon leaders and the workforce due to the social media revolution. The warp speed shift of workplace communications, interaction and information exchange is causing chaos, mistrust and poor face-to-face communications. This change is forcing leadership to think and interact differently with their workforce in order to engage, encourage […]

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Your Guide to Social Media: Disconnect to Connect

By Pat Heydlauff According to several research studies done in 2011 and 2012, 39 percent of Americans spend more time on Facebook than in face-to-face relationships and 10.5 billion minutes per day are spent globally on Facebook alone. The warp speed shift in social relationships and how we interact is due to social technologies, according […]

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Increased Complexities Require a Rapid-fire Component

By Pat Heydlauff Social media technologies have dramatically increased the speed of everything be it good, bad or neutral. Change no longer cranks along at a snail’s pace but rather moves on a millisecond scale over the internet. It is the speed and scale of change that is causing chaos within the business community. And […]