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Six Compelling Reasons Why Fighting Human Trafficking Is a Fit for Atlanta Businesses

February 22, 2016

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It’s a valid question and a question being asked by business professionals throughout Atlanta. “Is fighting human trafficking a fit for business?” Before answering this question, pause to consider the issue. In its most sanitized description, it is Human Trafficking, (trafficking). All of the things that make Atlanta great also make us a prime target […]

Lone Survivor: When You Are Forced To Make Killer Decisions

January 3, 2014

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“What do we do now?” I have no stones to throw when it comes to judging the wisdom of that decision made in March of 2005 amidst the complicated hills of Afghanistan. I certainly lack the military experience to make judgment on this moment in history—a moment soon to be exposed on the large screens […]

From Atlanta to Cathy, “Thank You!”

December 3, 2013

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Atlanta employers are indebted to Cathy Missildine. For the past year Cathy has served as the President of the 2,500 member SHRM-Atlanta—one of the largest city chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management. The role of President of SHRM-Atlanta is a volunteer position. But it’s not one of those roles where you simply enjoy […]

Why Leaders Give the Gift of Discomfort

August 29, 2013

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I’ve known a lot of people in leadership positions who made their employees uncomfortable. All of us could share multiple examples of how a manager or supervisor went well beyond discomfort and propelled us into misery. However, did you know that making an employee uncomfortable can be an act of genuine concern and wellbeing for […]

Knowing When to Say NO to Growth

February 5, 2013

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Like the sixth grade boy who is shorter than all of the girls in his class, we in leadership earnestly crave growth. The small business owner wants to grow his client base. The entrepreneur wants to grow her employee count. The Executive Director of the association wants to grow their membership. The Pastor wants to […]

How the Mighty Fall: My Top 10 Quotes

January 31, 2013

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I recently finished Jim Collin’s How the Mighty Fall and found it, true to form, a book full of insight for business and organizational leaders. In this book, Collins shares the five stages of decline an organization may pass through on its way to oblivion. While detailing these stages, he seeks to provide answers to […]

Great Leaders Navigate by Facilitating the Ideas of Others

January 11, 2013

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Recently, I was in a meeting with a team from SHRM-Atlanta. We were planning sessions for the coming year and brainstorming on how to improve one of our offerings. With some hesitation, I made a suggestion that was outside of the box. The group was silent for a brief moment and then Mary Lynn, the […]