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Author Archives: Rodger Dean Duncan

Find Meaning in Work, Chocolate, and Monks

When Shawn Askinosie walked away from his law practice he didn’t know beans about the chocolate business. Now his entrepreneurial insights have gained wide attention. It’s a sobering thought, but... Read More

Are You a Type A? Can You Become One? Should You?

In our hurry-up, no-holds-barred, get-on-board-or-get-out-of-the-way world, many people still subscribe to Type A and Type B personality theory. Type A people are thought to be characterized by out-sized ambition, high... Read More

Productive Conflict Is Not An Oxymoron

Conflict is inevitable. Combat is optional. That’s the bottom line of what I’ve learned over the years about handling differences of opinion. I’ve often told my clients that if you... Read More

Procrastinate, Complain, or Achieve: Your Choice

As a coach, consultant, executive trainer, and writer, I’ve spent my entire adult life working with people who set earnest goals and work very hard to achieve them. I’ve heard... Read More

Transform Your Mindset, Transform Your Results

A balancing act faced by many leaders involves transactional and transformational leadership. It’s a balancing act worthy of effort. Many leaders have an abundance of good transactional skills. What they... Read More

Making the Most of Strategic Relationships

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but collaboration is most commonly the father. Great products are rarely invented by solo practitioners. Great companies cannot be produced by a recluse.... Read More
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