From Managing Millennials to Millennials as Managers

The workplace shift that Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have heard about for years has finally arrived. According to a recent report from EY (a global firm that includes Ernst & Young, LLP), 87% of Millennial managers took on new management roles between 2008 and 2013. Considering that Millennials (those born between 1981 and 2000) […]


Making the Most of a Bad Situation

The smell of freshly cut grass and the crack of a bat typically signal an after-work activity or family outing rather than a chance to look deeper into leadership skill sets. And after this summer’s scandals of bad decision-making by a few baseball players, some people may tend to steer away from “America’s game” for […]


Corporate Culture’s Bottom Line Impact

Over the past few years, conversations about “corporate culture” have been on the rise. Most employees will tell you that their respective companies have a culture, and many employers believe that culture impacts their business—somehow. But is this awareness of corporate culture’s existence enough, or is there something more that you, as a leader, should […]


Is IPR Really Better than CSR?

I read an article recently detailing the differences between an In-Person Relationship (IPR) and a Cyberspace Relationship (CSR). Aside from my initial frustration with more acronyms to be aware of, the subject intrigued me because this discussion is a current hot topic for all types of families today—personal and corporate. While virtual interactions between people […]


Much Ado about Lincoln?

There has been a lot of attention given to Lincoln lately. A major motion picture has highlighted his presidency and leads the Oscar nominations at a stunning dozen. Since the fall of 2011, Bill O’Reilly’s book, Killing Lincoln, has climbed the charts and has now sold over one million copies. All this attention begs the […]


Oversight vs. Overreach

There seems to be mounting evidence that some modern-day leaders are trending toward overreach as opposed to oversight in their roles and responsibilities. Currently we are witnessing such overreach in government as programs and policies expand to “assist” people make decisions that our Founders felt were best left to individuals. But the tendency to overreach […]

By Rebecca Wilke | Hall of Fame Leaders . What's Happening

The Art of Shepherding

During the holidays, we are reminded of the famous story of shepherds watching over their flocks by night. Those lonely figures scattered on hillsides with mangy sheep seem foreign to most of us in the 21st century. But did you know that shepherds will still be roaming mountains and valleys this season while we enjoy […]

By Rebecca Wilke | Hall of Fame Leaders . What's Happening

Boldly Leading

We recently covered the failures of the Galactic Empire that you can learn from in the Star Wars series. In this post we wanted to continue to learn from some of our favorite science fiction stories. This time we will explore the leadership lessons we can learn from one of the most famous captains from […]

By Jared Wilke | What's Happening


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