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Just the current leader

Just the current leader


https://www.smallfish.us/just-the-current-leader/

We tend to think of leadership as something you achieve, then you get to keep it forever. Or at least a long time. But I’m a member of an amazing service organization, Rotary International, which has the practice of changing leadership every year. I’m signed up to be the president of the...

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The one drop

The one drop


https://www.smallfish.us/the-one-drop/

I’ve been pondering lately how I can possibly make a difference when we have such huge, intractable problems. I’m just one person with limited resources. It feels hopeless. But the truth is that big changes are made in small increments. Even though it may feel ineffective at times. That’s exactly why...

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Best laid plans

The Best Laid Plans


https://www.smallfish.us/the-best-laid-plans/

It wasn’t in my plans for the week.But when I tested COVID positive, I had to push everything aside to let my body heal. Fortunately, it only lasted a week and I wasn’t hospitalized. Just inconvenienced. But as I was clearing my calendar and rescheduling activities, I learned some important things....

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A healthy business

A healthy business


https://www.smallfish.us/a-healthy-business/

I always work with my clients with the objective of a healthy business. Why that word, as opposed to profitable or growing or whatever? It’s because the word conveys a proper sense of balance and happiness. I’ve seen many cases where the pursuit of profit can result in unhappy employees, disloyal customers, and...

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Introvert vs. Extravert

Introvert vs. Extravert


https://www.smallfish.us/introvert-vs-extravert/

It’s become quite the thing to identify people as Extraverts or Introverts. And now Ambiverts, and I’ve heard “I’m an Extravert with Introvert tendencies.” It’s almost as if these terms didn’t really mean much anyway. Let’s face it, these are tendencies that we learn as we grow up. To some degree...

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Being the healer

Being The Healer


https://www.smallfish.us/being-the-healer/

It seems like I’ve spent my whole career fixing problems. And don’t get me wrong, there are many problems which need solutions. But there’s something more important about being a leader. People aren’t problems to be solved. And the challenges they run into aren’t really about that either. It’s much more...

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Every one different

Every one different


https://www.smallfish.us/every-one-different/

You might think that all the conversation about DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) is just a passing fad. But it’s really about creating a much healthier organization, and improving your business results. Including increased revenue and decreased costs. How does this work? Well, applying DEI concepts to your employees helps to...

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