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Jack’s Now-And-Then Blog

Published just once or twice a month.
All postings are mercifully 39 seconds reading time or less!
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What Do You Do When “It” Happens? -Feb 20, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds – plus a smidgen; Viewing time – 2:07  .  .  . I scored a fresh travel horror story recently, but this post isn’t about my lousy experience. It’s about how the airline first created it and then made things worse. Twenty-five minutes before departure the Read More

Focus v2.0 -Jan 02, 2018

Reading time – 66 seconds – slightly longer for the first post of the year; Viewing time –  2:29  .  .  . Vince Lombardi famously started each of his training camps for the Green Bay Packers with a speech to the team. These veterans and rookies alike, all great athletes, Read More

Facilitation -Nov 21, 2017

Reading time – 31 seconds; Viewing time – 1:34  .  .  . Recently, I did a facilitation and training for an entire company. They’re poised for dramatic growth and needed both focusing and a vehicle to bring all the voices into the conversation, so that’s where I guided the session. Read More

You’re a Leader, So What Do You Believe? -Oct 17, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:37  .  .  . What do you believe? Can you make a short list of those things you believe down to your DNA, or at least your most important beliefs about being a leader? I suspect that crafting your own list would Read More

Ya Wanna Piece O’ Me? – V2.0 -Sep 26, 2017

Reading time – 12 seconds  .  .  . Yup, the smart guys at Texas Business Radio invited me to their program again, this time to talk about vision, as in: “Why do you do what you do (and I don’t mean for the paycheck)?” Trust me that it’s quite an Read More

Leading Where It’s Needed -Sep 01, 2017

Reading time – 26 seconds; Viewing time – 45 seconds  .  .  . The people of the Gulf Coast are going to need help for a long time. Tens of thousands of residents have lost everything but what they’re wearing. Tens of thousands more are and will be digging the Read More

Clarity From a Choir -Aug 08, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:15  .  .  . It’s an amateur choir, but the sound these folks make is stunning. They performed for years under the leadership of their much beloved director, who died suddenly and unexpectedly. The search for a new director began and they Read More

On The Brink -Jul 18, 2017

Reading time – 36 seconds; Viewing time – 1:33  .  .  . Andi Simon is a corporate anthropologist. “A what?” you reply. Corporate anthropologist. She self-describes this way: Andi Simon is a Corporate Anthropologist who helps executives see their companies with more observant eyes, achieve “aha!” moments, and discover new Read More

Culture, Change & Authenticity -Jun 29, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:56  .  .  . In a recent discussion with a group of fellow leadership development people I offered that what we do is to provide guidance to generate the culture that creates the success clients want. Sounds simple, right? Not so much. Read More

Your Influence and Their A-Game -Jun 10, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:17  .  .  . The first test to determine if you’re a leader is to look over your shoulder to see if anyone is following. The second test is to identify whether they’re giving their best. Why that second question? Because everyone Read More

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