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Perfection: The Fake News About Successful Leadership

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. Perfection is NOT required to be successful. I cannot think of one thing in my life that I did perfectly. I have never been thin (We live in a skinny-obsessed world). I have never been a straight A student…
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Toxicity: Person, Place, or Thing?

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. I rarely talk about the dirty little secret in leadership: Toxicity. We have all been there and seen that, yet it continues to exist in the contemporary workplace. Some of this toxicity can be identified…
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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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Problem Solving: How to Wrestle with a Pig, and Win!

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. I am often asked “Burl, why would you wrestle with a pig? All you get is dirty and the pig enjoys it”. George Bernard Shaw. My answer is always the same: How do you think I made Colonel? Wrestling with a…
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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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Split Decisions: The Dual
Cultures in Organizations

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. “A house divided against itself cannot stand” Mark 3:25 President Lincoln used this passage of scripture in his House Divided Speech in accepting the Republican nomination of 1858. Is your workplace a house divided?…