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OUR Leadership BLOG

iOne Think Tank: Leadership Fears

Dr. Fred Johnson | 10/13/2017
We are happy to provide the video recording from our most recent iOne Think Tank presentation and discussion! 
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iOne Leadership Series Video Blog - Feeling Anxiety

Jean Robertson | 10/10/2017
Since we are having a little fun with our "Friday the 13th - Leadership Fears" event, we thought this would be the perfect time to share Jean's video blog. Jean Robertson, one of our awesome Advisory Board members, talks about how new leaders can approach anxiety. Spoiler alert - she doesn't recommend hiding from it!
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Is Your Team Out of Sync?

Dr. Paul Metler | 10/4/2017
Fall is in the air. That means it’s time to watch college football. If you tune in to a pre-game show or watch the post-game interviews, you will likely hear the word, “execution.” During a football game, offense, defense, special teams, individuals and units fall under scrutiny based on effective execution.
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iOne Leadership Series Video Blog - It's Just Information

Dr. Fred Johnson | 10/4/2017
Here's another installment of the iOne Leadership Video Blog Series!

Today Fred talks about how to deal with tough conversations and defensiveness. A productive conversation is not likely to take place if an individual doesn't feel safe. As a leaders you have the ability to lower defenisveness. Watch this short video blog as Fred shares how to receive and give information or have a tough conversation - as the title says... IT'S JUST INFORMATION! 
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How Shall We Create Leaders?

Dr. Paul Metler | 9/25/2017
My first exposure to the famous allegory of the cave in Plato’s The Republic in relationship to organizational leadership came via Gareth Morgan’s book Images of Organizations. His introduction to organizations as a “Psychic Prison” captured my imagination. For many years, I have pondered the implications of Morgan’s assertion, “Human beings have a knack for getting trapped in webs of their own creation.” That sparked my interest in leadership and organizational development.
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iOne Think Tank: Mirror Leadership

Dr. Fred Johnson | 9/18/2017
We are happy to provide the video recording from our most recent iOne Think Tank presentation and discussion! 
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iOne Leadership Series Video Blog - Don't Ever Stop Growing

Dr. Fred Johnson | 9/15/2017
InitiativeOne is happy to announce our new iOne Leadership Series video blog! Check back weekly for another video post from Fred or other members of the InitiativeOne team! Today we're talking about continual improvement and how real leaders never stop growing.
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Want to Buy a Pair of Sunglasses?

Dr. Paul Metler | 8/23/2017
I was at the gym this morning and one of my friends offered to sell me a slightly used pair of eclipse glasses at a reduced price. I passed on the generous offer, smiled and went back to work. Just a few days ago eclipse glasses were a hot commodity. Today, not so much. Monday, they were necessary and today they are not. Obsolescence is defined as the process of becoming obsolete, outdated or no longer used. In the case of eclipse glasses, it’s a pretty easy determination. Matching the need with the solution, safety specs aside, was relatively easy. But, I wouldn’t recommend wearing your eclipse glasses when driving to work tomorrow morning.
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3 Lessons about Change You Can Learn from the Eclipse

Dr. Paul Metler | 8/11/2017
If you visit NASA’s total eclipse website you can discover the answers to important questions about the Total Solar Eclipse that is happening on Monday, August 21. Anyone in North America within the path of totality can view the total eclipse. The website provides good information about how to safely view the eclipse and protect your eyes while viewing this incredible phenomenon. As I read about the eclipse, I was intrigued by the basic storyline. Millions will drop everything and pause to watch the moon cover the sun for a brief period of time because most days there is no eclipse. It’s an awe-inspiring change from the norm.
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Competitive Advantage

Nick Metler | 7/13/2017

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.”

(Arie de Geus)

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