People

Creating a Culture of Care

By Mark Howie / February 2, 2021 /

You’ve succeeded in building your fast forward technology team. Your team functions as a high-speed-rail, moving swiftly from one incident to another, picking off work orders along the way. Then the train jumps the rail, and it feels as if your team is crashing before your eyes. The Culprit? Complacency Creep. For reasons known and unknown,…

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Build to Your Blind Spots

By Mark Howie / November 4, 2020 /

Do you surround yourself with suck-ups? C’mon, be honest. It’s perfectly natural to want to be with people who agree, support, and praise you all the time. Let’s face it — it’s comforting to have people who are always in our corner, no matter what the issue or circumstance. Suck-ups make us feel like we’re curled…

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Clarity

By Mark Howie / October 30, 2020 /

One of the goals of a team player in any organization is to eliminate confusion within their scope of influence. As a team member what can you do to eliminate confusion when it occurs? What can you do to bring clarity and move your organization forward from your current position? —Just a thought.

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Authenticity vs Positivity

By Mark Howie / August 21, 2020 /

Years ago, I drank the Kool-aide of the great motivators; Norman Vincent Peale, Anthony Robbins, Maxwell Maltz, Wayne Dyer, Paul Persall, and Jay Palmquist, just to name a few. I am grateful and indebted to them for the value each one has added to my life. They have been masters at helping me to re-program…

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