Finding Margin in Business and in Life

Archives for June 2013

Breaking Through Frustration

Some time ago, I found myself battling frustration on several fronts.  Frustration with a client, frustration with several project delays and frustration in an organization where I volunteer.   While frustration is normal every now and then, it is never good to get stuck there.  Frustration leads to anger or apathy; played out in sarcasm, gossip, […]

Five Life Principles from My Father

With the approach of Father’s Day this weekend, I’ve been reflecting on my life as a father and, of course, thinking about my dad, too.   Dad was born in 1947.  A baby boomer.  A baby boomer who spent over 30 years pastoring a small church in the great American desert of western Kansas and now […]

Is It Time To End It…Or Fix It?

As leaders of organizations, we are challenged to make decisions every day.  Many of these decisions carry with them significant consequences; none more so, perhaps, than those relating to employee performance.    Decisions involving unsatisfactory employee performance are particularly difficult and painful to process. Often, we fall into two traps when faced with an employee performance […]

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