Getting to Yes with Lower Friction

March 4, 2022

by Steve Wood: I’m slow to notice things sometimes. Like how frequently almost all media companies now move right to the next show in a series without a break. I noticed it when I was watching a rerun of the Big Bang Theory on cable and then again when we were watching Longmire on Netflix. When I stopped and thought about why they

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Two Sides of Your Responsibility Coin

August 27, 2021

by Steve Wood: We have many roles in our lives and each role brings with it different responsibilities.

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Can Improv Help You Coach Your Team?

August 27, 2021

by Steve Wood: Until a few weeks ago I never thought of connecting improv theater techniques, like what you might see on the show Whose Line is It Anyway? to coaching a team member.

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Attracting & Retaining Young Engineering Talent

February 18, 2021

by Leddy Group: Attracting & Retaining Young Engineering Talent If attracting and/or retaining young engineering talent is of importance to you, then you must read the article “To Retain Young Workers, Change Workplace Norms” in the January 2021 Edition of Manufacturing Engineering.   The article is based on the Workforce Leadership Exchange at FABTECH 2020.   Gain insight from the

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Learning from the Pivots Around Us

September 24, 2020

by Leddy Group: Insights from Steve Wood, Work Opportunities Unlimited CEO, and author of the blog http://steveonleadership.com/ I find stories interesting about how entrepreneurs and businesses pivot and change directions. Later in this article I’ll share four of my favorite “pivot” stories from brands you will likely recognize. But first let me tell you about Barry Sansoucie. Barry

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When Do We Get Small?

August 29, 2019

by Steve Wood: When do you admit to yourself you have the wrong perspective? When do we get small? I heard a very cute story on a podcast recently that helps make this point.  A woman was sitting in the middle seat on a plane and a cute little girl about five years old sat next to her

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Leaders Beware – Google Done Taught Me Everything I Know

August 28, 2019

by Steve Wood: Google done taught me everything I know. I have been a defendant in only one court case. Sadly, that case contributed to my loss of interest in teaching college and is directly related to today’s topic. I’ll tell you that story later. When our founding leaders formed the United States, they wrestled with this paradox

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Financial Statements for Non-Finance People

August 27, 2019

by Steve Wood: Financial Statements for Non-Finance People Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT Presenter: Steve Wood   Listen Now!   Using easy to understand terminology, this webinar will describe different types of business financial statements. We will use a sample small business as a case study and will include examples of how

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No More Negative Waves, Coach

August 30, 2018

by Steve Wood: I lunched this week with a senior banker friend, who I used to work with many years ago. During lunch he shared a coaching challenge he is having that is the same challenge managers from several industries have shared with me – he has a younger commercial loan officer who is “okay,” but is not

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Hey Coach, What’s In This For Me?

August 16, 2018

by Steve Wood: If you played sports, I want you to think back to the best coach or coaches you ever had. If you didn’t play sports, think about the best manager you have had or have now. I’ll wait a minute – do it, I’m serious. Now, what was “it” they did that made you remember them?

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