When Life Happens – Jed Jurchenko

Life happens. This is normal. Press forward. Use adversity to grow, and begin preparing now by assembling a good team.

Life Happens

This was one of those weeks where life happened. Things were supposed to go much smoother than they did. My wife was away for the weekend at a leadership conference. The two older girls were with their mother. This left myself and Addison, my ten-month-old daughter, with the house to ourselves. We were going to hike (with Addison in the baby backpack), eat plenty of snacks, watch a copious amount of cartoons, and I was going to write. Saturday morning came, and everything was going as planned. I brewed a fresh pot of coffee. Addison was engrossed in Telletubbie reruns on Netflix. I sat down at the computer, and then everything unraveled.

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The Best Way for Leaders to Use “Us vs. Them” Thinking – Glenn Brooke

 

 

I tried unsuccessfully for years to get my teams to stop thinking in terms of Us vs. Them. “Please,” I would say, “let’s collaborate!” Head-nods of agreement, even a promise of change, and… the same behaviors.

Lather/Rinse/Repeat. Watch the leader bang his head against virtual walls. Watch the frustrated leader threaten to bang his head against real walls.

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