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10 Questions to Ask Your Dad (or Grandpa) on Father’s Day

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Dad and me in 1950 and 2005.   My Dad, Arnett Tiede, was the greatest influence on my life and was always my “Hero!”  He was a member of that “Greatest Generation” having made (and survived) the Normandy Invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany.   He returned from the war and quickly married my Mom.  He became a successful farmer as well as running a successful insurance agency.  He was the President of G.M. (No not that G.M – but the President of a 3 county farm mutual fire insurance company called German Mutual!  For many years he taught…

When looking for wisdom ask “slow-thinking” questions, avoid the “fast-thinking” trap

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Guest Post by Joanne Celens and Susan Anglin The biggest revelation we had from the last 10 years of hosting online crowdsource dialogues (1) with employees for organisations is that a single word in a good question can make all the difference! When there are 100 people online for one hour, a badly posed question would waste 700 valuable brain-minutes and an opportunity to learn would be lost.  On the other hand, posing good questions generates energy, stimulating all participants to join the conversation. A good question touches hearts and minds. Most importantly a good…

Ask Yourself these 7 Simple Questions to Clarify your Personal Values

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Guest Post by Charles Stone Every leader needs what I call “true north” values, core convictions we refuse to compromise even when external pressures tempt us to do so. Such values are like the difference between a compass and a gyrocompass. A simple compass points to true north because it relies on magnetic north. Unless, that is, you bring a magnet close to it. This post will help you clarify your true north values. Even a small magnet can cause the compass to give wrong directions. Something external to it, the magnet, affects the north…

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