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Update to our Workshop Series
Ralph, Craig, Mary and I are very excited to announce that we are changing our series from 5- to 8- day workshops to 10-day workshops within a year’s time (keeping July and December open for vacations and holidays) and we plan to start in August of this year.\nThe series we...
Play Has a Purpose
“A classroom provides routine and structure and is a place for a child to do work,” said Karen McClure-Richard, Director of the Early Learning Center in Auburn. “And that work is play.” The classroom is their learning space and they need to be able to explore and touch. “Everything in...
The Deep End
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.  -Desmond Tutu Thinking about the deep, dark places that we can get stuck in as humans is kind of a strange thing to be doing on a beautiful summer day, is it not? Perhaps it is proof...
Moments of Possibility
The yellowed linoleum floor was cool beneath my bare feet as I ran to the front door.  I turned the metal handle down, as I’d done countless times, as I cracked open the door and leaned out.  The air had the dewy scent of early morning and the promise of...
Personal Best
“Personal mastery teaches us not to lower our vision, even if it seems as if the vision is impossible. Personal mastery also teaches us not to shrink back from seeing the world as it is, even if it makes us uncomfortable.” –Peter Senge, et al. Do you remember the last time...
Eat To Live Or Live To Eat
Years ago we asked a question to leadership workshop participants about what they thought motivated most people in their work.  Up to two thirds of the audience would tell us “the money.”  Recently we conducted a series of interviews helping a client choose a potential head of one of their...
Social Media for Small Businesses on a Budget
What if I told you social media marketing didn’t have to cost a lot of money? What if I told you, small business is relevant on social media? Would you scoff in disbelief? Or be intrigued to know more? These days online marketing is incredibly complex and it can be difficult...
Changes In Search Engine Optimization
If you have a website for your business, you may have seen a lot of movement lately in your placement in search engines, particularly on Google. Why all the sudden changes? Google's search results are based on an algorithm, a mathematical equation that determines the order of websites relevant...
Why SOPA & PIPA Could Change The Internet As We Know It
If you happened to be browsing the web on January 28th you may have noticed that some popular websites like Wikipedia and Reddit were missing in action, protesting two bills currently in the United States House and Senate. The bills are SOPA "Stop Online Piracy Act" and PIPA "Protect IP...
Creating A Google+ Business Page
Just when you thought you had a handle on promoting your business with social media, Google throws a wrench in your marketing plans by creating its own social media platform - Google+. Despite all the buzz at launch about Google+ overtaking Facebook as the king of social media websites, Google+...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Update to our Workshop Series

    Update to our Workshop Series

    Ralph, Craig, Mary and I are very excited to announce that we are changing our series from 5- to 8- day workshops to 10-day workshops within a year’s time and we plan to start in August of this year.

  • Increasing Meeting Participation

    Increasing Meeting Participation

    If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won't or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation.

  • Communications

    Communications

    Let’s be clear here about communication methods for leaders. Face-to-face communication is best. Not just best, it is best by a mile. A phone conversation is next best, but it is no substitute for face-to-face connection.

  • Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Perhaps it is time for a paradigm shift, a shift in how people think and learn about what is out there for career opportunities.

  • Delegation

    Delegation

    The final test of leadership is to leave behind men and women with the conviction, commitment and competency to carry on in your absence.

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