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Dealing with Silos: A Practical Approach

Monday, March 28th, 2011

by Dean Harbry

Every day we walk into our office with the belief that we really can make a difference, and with the personal resolve to work long and hard to achieve results. We have our routines that prepare us—we get our coffee, check our email, and comb the news sites. We may have even worked out at the gym, or done something else that boosts our confidence, and then the inevitable happens. We get blindsided by something that wasn’t on our calendar. We get an angry call from one of our customers, or, an indication from our board, boss, or peers that something isn’t going right that needs our immediate attention. In a matter of minutes things change.  What started out as a good day is now suddenly a maelstrom of back-and-forths trying to figure out who caused the problem, and what needs to be done to resolve the issue. It’s called an adverse trend.

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Coaching the Organizational Leader: Thinking and Feeling

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Humans are complex animals. For example, think of all that happens in our hearts and minds when we make a decision. The process involves how we think and how we feel, which can change based on recall of memories and reliving past experiences. I remember the rollercoaster ride I took when preparing to ask the girl I loved to marry me—so many imponderables; a lot of questions involving both thinking and feeling. Could I really support her? Was I ready at age twenty three? Could I share the rest of my life with this person? (more…)

Interview: Professional Atlanta

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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Life Lessons from Kiawah Island Marathon

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Knowing that the circumstances of life are generally our best teachers over time, it is important that we learn lessons—life lessons—from what we experience. For me, there were several key insights originating from the training process, leading up to the actual 26.2 mile run, at Kiawah Island, December 15, 2001. (more…)

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