Posts On: Leadership

Cooperation or Competition, which leads to greater abundance?

Posted On: February 2, 2017 by Ryan McShane

We are but parts of the whole. Each part informs the whole and the whole informs each part. This is true for a family, a team, an organization, community or society. We recognize cooperation is what best serves each of these units individually and collectively; from a single person to the largest of groups. So, […]

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To speak up is to be shipped out.

Posted On: November 3, 2016 by Ryan McShane

Leaders, could you be sabotaging the return on your best investment? Allow me to ask you a seemingly simple question: Would you spend the extra money to buy a color copier and only use black and white prints? Of course, you wouldn’t. It doesn’t make sense. It’s a poor investment of money. The same is […]

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How to maximize and engage staff and have them thank you for it!

Posted On: August 31, 2016 by Ryan McShane

If you subscribe to a command and control style of leadership, operating from positional power, (“Because I’m your boss, that’s why. Now do it.”) and have no plans of changing your approach, I invite you to keep scrolling. This article is not for you. However, if you operate from command and control, recognize its limitations […]

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Workforce Engagement is Abysmal! But Why?

Posted On: August 2, 2016 by Ryan McShane

The data is in! Employee Engagement is abysmal in the majority of workplaces today. But, why? We can no longer ignore it with thoughts like, “not MY employees” or “we’re not THAT bad”, resulting in inaction and burying of heads.  These mere “thoughts” and refusal to investigate and address engagement for fear leadership may have […]

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A Choice in Thought & Perspectives- “This is Water!”

Posted On: May 25, 2016 by Ryan McShane

The following piece is a reflection on the prolific writer, David Foster Wallace’s YouTube video, “This is Water!” http://youtu.be/gGLavCC9H5E   As David begins his narration of the video, he describes an encounter between three fish, two of whom were swimming along lazily when they see another fish, who asks, “how’s the water boys?” As the […]

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