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Can You Change Your Reputation in the New Year?

February 28, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.” Joseph Hall Think of the last time you met someone new in either a work or non-work context. Any idea what impression you might have made on them? Making sense of others […]


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Leadership Lessons Raising a Guide Dog: Saying Goodbye

January 31, 2016 by Ken Nowack

What’s my destiny, Momma? You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself. Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump 1994 I feel like the proud parent sending their child off to college…..or leaving an organization for a new and hopefully better adventure…..For many, the experience […]


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Talent Development Facts #48

January 24, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” Steven Wright Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world. Some intuitive and some not….what do you think? 1.  Who you marry doesn’t affect just your happiness at home – your spouse can also play a major role in […]


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The Best Leaders….Follow

January 10, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part.” Casey Stengel One of the things we have done for the last 20 years is to identify potential future leaders for organizations using developmental assessment centers1. The assessment centers are typically several days long and encompass a wide range of […]


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The Advantages of (Engaged) Workaholics

December 27, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“People are saying that I’m an alcoholic, and that’s not true, because I only drink when I work, and I’m a workaholic.” Ron White Is there such a thing as healthy Type A workaholics? Let me share with you some current findings that we haven’t yet published about Type A personalities, with a focus on […]


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The No Clue Gene—Why We Inaccurately See Ourselves

December 6, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Nearly 80% of people believe they are in the top 50% in emotional intelligence.” Peter Salovey Most of you that read my Blog regularly know that we raise guide dog puppies for the blind for a great organization called Guide Dogs of America.  We are now raising our sixth puppy named Enzo who is a beautiful black […]


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Emotions–Keep them In or Let Them Out?

November 29, 2015 by Ken Nowack

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.  Mark Twain Have you ever experienced leaders who seem to lose it during meetings or tense interactions with others–emotions spewing out of them like hot lava leaving an active Mount St. Helens? Or, dealing with those analytical, controlled and “closed” leaders who are always appear to be […]


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Giving Thanks….You are What You Believe

November 27, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” W.C. Fields I’d like to thank all my family and friends and repeat a Blog from a few years ago that hopefully will be inspiring during this upcoming holiday season…… You are What You Believe…. by Denise and Ken Nowack Believe that most “breaks” […]


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Thanks for Giving….Gratitude

November 22, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Gratitude is fertilizer for well-being.”                     Kenneth Nowack If you want to change the world, have a lasting impact on your community, create a meaningful and psychological healthy workplace, develop a safe community, loving family or meaningful partnership–it all starts with you. Several research studies have focused on the power of gratitude giving as a necessary […]


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I Bet You Thought This Blog Was About You

November 8, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.” Unknown Do you know anyone that fits the description below? Narcissistic: Demonstrates impairments in personality functioning (either in excessive reference to others for self-esteem or goal setting based on gaining approval from others) and impairments in interpersonal functioning (impaired empathy or relationships largely superficial) […]


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