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written by Mick Ukleja

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF INNOVATION

4 Ways Good Companies Play To Young Worker’s Strengths

How things have changed!  What use to be derogatory — “having your head in the clouds” — has become the best connected way of life. It amazes me how cloud computing has integrated all my apparatuses and made my computing a little more seamless. As long as my wireless is working I have instant access […]

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09.24.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

HOW TO TURN INTERRUPTIONS INTO INTERACTIONS

3 Ways Brief Encounters Promote Growth   “Being a leader is like running a cemetery.  There’s a lot of people under you – and nobody’s listening.” – Bill Clinton Are you creating the best place, where the best people, can do their best work?  Building an organization that’s fit for the future cannot happen without […]

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05.01.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

WHY YOUR CULTURE MUST BE A PART OF YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY

What is the purpose of your organization?  What do you want to be known for—both inside and outside your company?  You might not have a Department Of Culture Development, yet the development of culture should be a clear and compelling goal that saturates your entire organization, whether you are a profit or nonprofit entity. Culture […]

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01.09.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

THE COMING BRAIN DRAIN AND MILLENNIALS

What Can You Do About It? The term Brain Drain was first coined by the Royal Society to describe the immigration of scientists and technologists to America from post-war Europe.  The term has been broadened to define the mass immigration of technically skilled people from one country to another.  It can happen from political instability […]

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12.12.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE COMING TIDAL WAVE

In Spite Of The Fiscal Cliff Everyone is talking about the looming Fiscal Cliff.  It’s an issue, yet there is another threat that has gone unnoticed by the mainstream media.  An appropriate metaphor would be that of a Demographic Tsunami. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a slowdown in the labor force growth and […]

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12.06.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

What We Can Learn From the Euro-Zone Meltdown

The Importance Of Organizational Culture

What is culture?  It has been defined as “what everybody does when the boss isn’t looking.” It is the attitudes and behaviors that will happen by default unless there is an intentional effort to produce the culture you want. It is so powerful that it dictates how your organization will behave.  How powerful is it?  […]

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06.19.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

YOU ARE A STANDOUT!

(What Are Your Strength Roles?) What do people who excel in a particular job or position do differently than those who don’t. I’m talking about having exceptional levels of performance like engagement, retention, productivity, less work related accidents, or any job related performance you want to observe. It seems to always vary from team to […]

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02.14.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF INNOVATION

(Millennials: Play To Their Strengths) When I was in high school the creative kid was someone out on the fringe. We (and their instructors), would say, “Boy. Does that kid have their head in the clouds!” The intended meaning was that they were hopelessly disconnected from the real world. How things have changed! Today “living […]

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01.31.2012
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