Dec 04 2020

  WHAT’S THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF OUR STRESS? USRS: Unpredictable Stress Release Syndrome THE EARTH gives up trying to hold back the pressure from below as hot water and steam spits out of the ground at the Badlands National Park in South Dakota.  Society’s reaction to the recent pent-up isolation, uncertainty, and fear are like […]

Dec 03 2020

  LEADING THROUGH GRIEF AND CRISIS How to respond to elevated stress Tragedy happens, even during a year of unusual stress. While the Pandemic rages, businesses  “pause” and we get ready for a new President, loved ones still die as they do in any year.  This year, however, those tragic losses are more difficult because […]

Dec 02 2020

  WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL MANAGER? Lessons learned from 28 years What makes a successful manager?  For years I dodged the question.  The answers, I thought, were always unique to the person.  And while I believe that is true, there are some patterns I’ve noticed.  I love the work I do.  And since 1992, I’ve […]

Nov 30 2020

    WE NEED A NEW MINDSET How to replace feeling like a victim to seeing options  A VICTIM mindset has taken root in American business.  God, it’s been a challenging year. And no one blames anyone for feeling beaten down, tired, and burned out.  In any year, leaders need to shape their employee’s mindsets, not […]

Oct 22 2020

  DO WE EXPECT THE RIGHT THINGS FROM OUR PEOPLE? Creating human-centric expectations. Since the dawn of the scientific revolution, humans have sought to control their external environment. Yet, our environment around us influences behaviors and decisions much more than we are aware of. A couple of examples: To protect itself from predators, the cuttlefish […]

Oct 09 2020

  SIMPLIFYING CHANGE How to influence others for positive results. WE HEAR ALL the time that change is hard. Yes, our brains want us to reach a place of stasis—a place where we can relax without stress. However, depression is often a life without enough change. Think about what happens when we procrastinate and avoid […]

Oct 08 2020

  MUST-READ BOOKS ON LEADERSHIP Game plans for success. SO MANY PEOPLE are given the title of a leader when they don’t have experience or education with what it means to be a leader.  This ‘sink or swim’ approach can work, but it often takes a long time for a leader to understand what their […]

Oct 07 2020

  LEARNING FOUNDATIONS How leaders, teams, and organizations learn and grow. AFTER 28 years of working with thousands of leaders, teams, companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies and municipalities, school systems, and universities in the US and 19 companies, we’ve observed a few patterns in how learning occurs. Behavior follows perceptions.  Leaders who successfully change their behavior […]

Oct 05 2020

  View this email in your browser Hear Dean Newlund being interviewed recently on… Listen to this week’s interview by Rewire THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESENCE, PURPOSE & PLAY In this episode, Jason and Dean discuss: Dean and his company work with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and educational institutions around the country and the globe training teams in […]

Sep 28 2020

    Hear Dean Newlund being interviewed recently on… Listen to this week’s interview by CLAXON THE POWER OF A GREAT MISSION STATEMENT In this episode, Erica and Dean discuss: Mission statements generation, differences, and similarities between businesses. Creating for a purpose greater than ourselves, to be part of a community. Utilizing intuition in business to […]