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Balance: A Leader’s Lament

By Burl W. Randolph Jr. Every leader laments or grieves over balance. With so much to do, and so little time, "How do I balance home, work, school (in some cases), and community service?" "How do I get, and keep, my sense of balance?" One…
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The Mentor’s Mood

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. Sometimes we can all be a little moody, unless you are mentoring. Being moody can mean being temperamental – morose, sullen, or irritable, etc. When you are mentoring however, such a luxury does not occur. Mentoring…
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Opportunities Have Expiration Dates

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. The military operates at a breakneck pace for one reason, and one reason only: Opportunities Have Expiration Dates The concept of opportunities having expiration dates is nothing new, I have simply placed the concept…
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Reward vs Recognition: Why Not Both?

by Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM How should I reward my people, through rewards or recognition?   I answered this question and created this blog well before the pandemic began. I have however, updated many of my recommendations based…
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The Coach's Consciousness:
Creating Awareness

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. A while back, we explored The Mentor’s Mindset, to create greater understanding of what it means to be a mentor. This week we explore coaching - the refinement of knowledge. The client may have years of expertise…
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ICU: How to Resuscitate
Faltering Teams

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. Teams are a way of life in every business, industry, and government in the world, especially the military portion of the defense industry. My experiences with teams involved formation, operation, observation, evaluation,…