Author Archives: Jerry Strom

A Long Shadow

Leadership lessons abound … but we must be actively aware, observant, and interested in their presence to recognize them and learn from them when they appear. This article is in the memory of Bob Carlson, who influenced the world well … Continue reading

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Good Thinking

Last time we looked at the importance of independent thinking – this time around we consider the value of positive thinking – where good overcomes the bad. There’s a big difference between good thinking, and bad thinking. (I know that … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

It’s a good time to consider the importance of independent thinking. There’s a very strong cultural emphasis these days which demands that “we should all think the same way and believe the same things.” Because, we’re telling you there’s only … Continue reading

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Confluence

In this issue … we look our latest research on improving collaboration at work. About a year ago, I took a couple-thousand mile road trip to the Northwest, which included a short stopover at my old home town. I was … Continue reading

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The Point of No Return

With the pandemic in mind, the question is, “When are things going to return to normal?” I believe the simple answer is that they most likely won’t. Let me explain. It takes big things to drive big changes. If a … Continue reading

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Way Maker – Part 2

In this issue we build on last month’s thought of leading in a way that “enables” others (rather than “bossing” them) so that they genuinely want to engage at work, enthusiastically participate, stay committed, and perform at their best. I … Continue reading

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Way Maker

This story is offered as a way to help you become more aware, more mindful, and more effective as a leader. When my kids were much younger, they would often blurt out “loop way, loop way, loop way” from the … Continue reading

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Perfect Vision

These last couple of years I’ve been blessed to visit some extraordinary places, and see some things having historical, artistic and cultural significance that were entirely new to me. The Edgar Degas exhibit at the Musee d’Orsay was one of … Continue reading

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Holding On?

A snowy Thanksgiving made for an eventful holiday this year. Eight-year old Abby and I climbed aboard a toboggan at the top of the sledding hill … and let it fly. It wasn’t long before we were drifting off course … Continue reading

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Discussion of Distraction

In our little, local church a couple Sundays ago … the lights were flashing on and off, the sound system was popping in and out, the computer running the video projectors was rebooting time and again, and poor Pastor Tim … Continue reading

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