Splashing in the Mud is Fun!

Splashing in the Mud is Fun!

June 12, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

Building a company culture centered on a desire to build trust, engagement and accountability gets messy. It’s not like building a building. It’s as far away from traditional engineering as it gets. These aforementioned fields have a process with a beginning and a clear end. Not the case for building an intentional culture. Employers today…

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I Want More S’mores!

I Want More S’mores!

June 5, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

I’m not sure if s’mores are a Wisconsin thing or a universal bonfire thing? So, for our readers across the globe let me explain: in Wisconsin we have a sweet treat we make around the campfire: the s’more. It is a roasted marshmallow and milk chocolate between two graham crackers. It’s a very sweet treat…

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Building Trust

Building Trust

May 29, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

Getting a little vulnerable builds trust. If you want to build trust in people, create space. The space I’m referring to is the kind of space that’s really a moment. A moment of spending time with someone that allows for getting real. Some powerful trust-building questions include: What was something you’ve been through that was…

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Clowns: Scary or Misunderstood?

Clowns: Scary or Misunderstood?

May 22, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

When I was a kid, I was raised to love clowns. In those days, there were many traveling circuses that would visit Green Bay. My parents would take me many times in my youth and the clowns weren’t scary at all. They were funny and flawed. Some were happy and some were hobo clowns carrying…

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There are Too Many Seeds in the Watermelon!

There are Too Many Seeds in the Watermelon!

May 15, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

Don’t you just love it when people bitch about things? Those who engage in petty complaints are not challenging themselves enough and they’re spoiling the vibe for the rest of us. I meet people who complain that it’s too hot. And then it’s too cold. If you don’t like something, take action! Here’s the difference….

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How Many Flowers Are Too Many Flowers?

How Many Flowers Are Too Many Flowers?

May 8, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

I rarely make statements about ‘men versus women,’ but today I’m going to make an exception. Today, I want to talk about something I’ve learned from my relationship with my wife, Danica. Perhaps, this is a male thing, but that’s for you to decide. When I have said the wrong thing or somehow upset my…

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Throw Your Pizza On the Grill!

May 1, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

Habits, personal agreements, and the hamster wheel of “sameness.” Let me explain: during our lives, those who decide to push and persevere learn a few things along the way. We learn what works and we learn what doesn’t work. We sometimes make personal agreements with ourselves like, “That was hard! Now that I’ve figured this…

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It’s Time To Unplug

It’s Time To Unplug

April 24, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

In today’s world of technology at our fingertips, we are exposed constantly to calls, emails, texts, social media messages, LinkedIn invitations and the like. It’s not like the olden days when folks would work a solid eight hours at the office with a landline as their only incoming source of communication. At the end of…

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What Message Are You Sending?

What Message Are You Sending?

April 17, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

Most leaders I speak with in regards to the subject of micromanaging will tell you that they don’t. They believe in “empowering their people to make decisions”. However, when I dig deeper and ask employees if they are micromanaged, many say, “yes”. Their typical response sounds like this, “I just wish they (the leader) would…

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Third Time’s a Charm

Third Time’s a Charm

April 10, 2019 by Joe Kiedinger

I recently went to Florida with my family for spring break. We decided to visit the Everglades and take an air boat tour. It’s quite an experience if you’ve never tried it before. An air boat can travel over just inches of water. For those of you old enough to remember the TV show, Flipper,…

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