Leadership and Team: How KU Coach Bill Self Wins

Even if you’re not an avid Kansas University Jayhawks Basketball fan like me, something very cool happened at their recent game against TCU; Head coach Bill Self suited up the team’s senior student manager and put him in the...

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Leadership, Brian Williams and Sea Stories – Gripping Narratives that are Nearly Always Nearly True

Brian Williams, NBC News anchor, has been taking a lot of heat lately. It’s alleged that in retelling his experiences, he has enhanced them in ways that enlarge his role and confirm his status as the “I’m just a...

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Leadership & Mission: Navy’s “Global Force for Good” Campaign Torpedoed

At Crew11, we believe an organization’s Mission needs to be clearly stated, embraced by the Team and actionable at all levels. Moreover, it should accurately embody the organization’s true purpose. The AP recently posted an article regarding the US Navy’s...

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Five Leadership Lessons from Minnesota’s Rebranding as NORTH

In case you missed it, there was a great article in the Wall Street Journal (1/22/15) (“Minnesota’s Cool New Image as the North”) about a move to rebrand Minnesota as “North”. It’s nicely summarized as “a number of local...

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Leadership & Fun: It shouldn’t be painful to go to work

Fun and work don't belong in the same sentence, let alone the same office, right?  Work happens through the week and fun gets to come out and play after hours or on the weekends.  But it doesn't have to...

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