Break the stalemate

Break the stalemate

Has your organization ever been caught up in a stalemate? It could be a deadlock between union and management. It could be that some issue has split the senior management team. It ...
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Finding common ground

Finding common ground

During and since the brutal presidential campaign and election, it has been very clear that America is a divided country. With that fact in mind, I am reminded of profound words from ...
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What to expect from Trump

What to expect from Trump

Recently, I was the guest on the “All Business” radio program on WTMJ-AM 620. I was interviewed on the topic of leadership. Much to my surprise (but delight), one of the first ...
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Wierman named president of Ixonia Bank

Wierman named president of Ixonia Bank

Westrope takes on chairman role.
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Too busy to be better?

Too busy to be better?

How many times have you heard,  “I’m too busy”?  How many times have you said it? Isn’t it funny how often people who say they are too busy are the same ones who complain ...
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Educators Credit Union CEO Eugene Szymczak dies

Educators Credit Union CEO Eugene Szymczak dies

Linda Hoover to lead company during replacement search.
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Believe in your worth and you will reach your full potential

Believe in your worth and you will reach your full potential

No matter how skilled you may be in an area of your life, if you don’t believe in your worth, you will sabotage yourself from reaching your full potential. Yes, you can even set goals, ...
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No more mediocrity

No more mediocrity

Lee Thayer is an 89-year-old leadership guru based in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. His Wisconsin claim to fame is he helped Ralph Stayer mastermind the transformation ...
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Leadership lessons from Mom

Leadership lessons from Mom

Too often, we get stuck believing that there is a “How To,” or “Five Steps” or “7 Qualities of Leadership,” that if embraced, will guarantee the making of a great ...
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Five Wisconsin companies named best workplaces for women

Five Wisconsin companies named best workplaces for women

Acuity, Baird, West Bend Mutual make Fortune list.
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Overcoming the superwoman syndrome

Overcoming the superwoman syndrome

In my last few columns, I have written about a variety of issues confronting women in the workplace, emphasizing the need for organizations to explicitly build and deploy mentoring ...
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The humility of a leader

The humility of a leader

The focus on leadership practice is about adopting and adapting your personal leadership style, which is inherently an adaptive behavior specific to the situation you are facing. For ...
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