March 14, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
This weekend my wife, Danica, and I decided we needed get after our basement. I’m sure you can relate. It’s like the place where things go to die or be saved forever. Danica worked on the front half while I tackled the back half. The first step was to literally remove all the trash. Old…
March 7, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
Grace. A word that is typically heard in religious context. Receiving the grace of God. It’s also used this way, ‘She handled herself with such grace.’ Either way you choose to define it, it comes down to peace of mind. Grace to me is inner peace: comfortable with who you are, confident but not arrogant….
February 28, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
Do you ever stop and think about how this fast-paced world affects our relationships? With more and more types of technology competing for our attention (Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email) our minds need to process more information in less time.
February 21, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
Are you aware of artifacts and their power? Artifacts remind us of how things were, celebrate the past and tell stories. Companies and families both have artifacts. The artifact in this picture is only a couple of years old. My daughter, Aria, used to wear these shoes every day. They represent her carefree personality. The…
February 14, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
I mentioned a few weeks back about my trip to the Florida Keys. I toured a museum honoring the 1985 discovery of the Spanish ship, Atocha. It sank in the 1600s with what is valued now at a billion dollars in “pieces of eight”, silver and gold. The museum also shared information about pirates. Here…
February 7, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
A great culture thrives on goals and hitting key objectives. Nobody is inspired from just being “good enough”. Everybody wants to win. Companies win when everyone is on the same page and expectations are clear.
February 2, 2018 by Lauren Hitt
What’s one thing that beats out a killer strategy every time? Culture! The world is changing and business needs to evolve with it. That’s why great companies have learned to shift their focus for optimal results. And one company that has experienced wonderful growth from a focus on culture is AmeriLux International of De Pere….
January 31, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
Have you heard the metaphor about determination? A young man saw a farm for sale. A particular acre was dug down about two feet. The young man knocked on the door. An old man came out and explained that this was a diamond farm. He had started digging ten years ago and had found nothing…
January 17, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
Before I get into my “Wisdom on Wednesday” today, I would like to remind you that our annual Servant Leaders of Wisconsin (SLOW) Summit is next Friday and seats are filling up fast. Our keynote speaker, Phil Gwoke of BridgeWorks, will share some enlightening research on generational communication. If you work with or lead associates…
January 10, 2018 by Joe Kiedinger
Alex, my son, who I wrote about dozens of times when he was younger, is coming of age (21). I am proud of him as he is working to figure out what life is really all about. How does the world really work? Like many young people, adventure and possibility are very attractive to him….