Shane Hedges Category Archives: On Leadership

What Our Leaders Could Have Learned from Martin and Zimmerman

I was not glued to my television for the George Zimmerman trial. I suppose that is because, to me, in the end, this case was a tragedy of monumental proportions for everyone.  A seemingly promising young man lost his life by going out for candy and a soda. Whose heart does not ache for the …

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Gratitude for Senator Baucus

At age 16, as our worldviews begin to really develop and our value systems increasingly become independent of our parents, the world is full of opportunity for those willing to seize it. But what can we really know at 16? I didn’t know much except that I was going to be a Republican. That didn’t …

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Cultivating Employee’s Primary Motivations: Recipe for Success

Employee motivation is without a doubt a significant factor in the level of success that a company can and does achieve. Ultimately, many customers will not buy or will choose a competitor if they encounter employees that are less than helpful and unenthusiastic. A motivated employee is a happy employee and that happiness and satisfaction …

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Important Clues That Leadership May be on the Wrong Track (and How to Get Them Back on Track)

Failure at any company–be it complete failure or failure of any key objective–generally has it’s genesis in the performance and effectiveness, or lack thereof, of top leadership. The reality of it is that many senior executives are quick to play the blame game with their employees rather than accept responsibility for a failure in leadership …

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The Importance of Leadership in Business

Most people know that leadership skills are a necessary part of any successful business person’s skill set. But fewer can give you a definition for what leadership actually is. Most often, it relates to directing people, guiding activities, initiating projects, and seeing them through to completion. But it also has to do with personal qualities …

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