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 […]


  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 […]


  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 […]


    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 […]


  A NEW MINDSET FOR ENGAGEMENT We manage the way we parent. . AT WORK, we performance-manage our employees the way we parent our kids at home. You want your child to take initiative to do their homework, complete their chores and treat their siblings with respect, so you create the conditions for them to behave […]


    TO LEAD OR TO REACT? Why the world needs leaders to shape a positive future IF YOU LISTEN to futurists today share their ideas of what’s to come tomorrow, you’d think you stumbled onto a science fiction channel. And even if half of what we hear is non-fiction, it’s abundantly clear we’re just beginning […]


  A NEW APPROACH TO BUDGET SEASON We don’t need to suffer yet another loss. UNDER A NORMAL YEAR, the fall budget season is never pleasant. Each department-head has to justify their expenses or be told how much to cut. This year, most companies saw their 2020 budget blown apart by having to shut down some or […]


    LEADING OR SURVIVING CHANGE? Approach to the budget season will set the tone for 2021 ARE YOU GOING to avoid it, survive it, or help lead it? A loss-mindset uses fear and control to avoid losing love, connection, and security. A reinvention-mindset uses courage and discipline to uncover blind spots and opportunities to […]


    HAS THE VIRTUAL WORKPLACE GOTTEN SLOPPY? New policies are needed to address a variety of needs. THE VIRTUAL workplace is starting to look like our 13-year-old son’s bedroom: sloppy, unprofessional, and unorganized. The mass migration from a brick and mortar workplace to a virtual network of home-based offices was needed for social distancing, to keep […]