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Play Has a Purpose
“A classroom provides routine and structure and is a place for a child to do work,” said Karen McClure-Richard, Director of the Early Learning Center in Auburn. “And that work is play.” The classroom is their learning space and they need to be able to explore and touch. “Everything in...
The Deep End
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.  -Desmond Tutu Thinking about the deep, dark places that we can get stuck in as humans is kind of a strange thing to be doing on a beautiful summer day, is it not? Perhaps it is proof...
Moments of Possibility
The yellowed linoleum floor was cool beneath my bare feet as I ran to the front door.  I turned the metal handle down, as I’d done countless times, as I cracked open the door and leaned out.  The air had the dewy scent of early morning and the promise of...
Personal Best
“Personal mastery teaches us not to lower our vision, even if it seems as if the vision is impossible. Personal mastery also teaches us not to shrink back from seeing the world as it is, even if it makes us uncomfortable.” –Peter Senge, et al. Do you remember the last time...
Eat To Live Or Live To Eat
Years ago we asked a question to leadership workshop participants about what they thought motivated most people in their work.  Up to two thirds of the audience would tell us “the money.”  Recently we conducted a series of interviews helping a client choose a potential head of one of their...
Social Media for Small Businesses on a Budget
What if I told you social media marketing didn’t have to cost a lot of money? What if I told you, small business is relevant on social media? Would you scoff in disbelief? Or be intrigued to know more? These days online marketing is incredibly complex and it can be difficult...
Changes In Search Engine Optimization
If you have a website for your business, you may have seen a lot of movement lately in your placement in search engines, particularly on Google. Why all the sudden changes? Google's search results are based on an algorithm, a mathematical equation that determines the order of websites relevant...
Why SOPA & PIPA Could Change The Internet As We Know It
If you happened to be browsing the web on January 28th you may have noticed that some popular websites like Wikipedia and Reddit were missing in action, protesting two bills currently in the United States House and Senate. The bills are SOPA "Stop Online Piracy Act" and PIPA "Protect IP...
Creating A Google+ Business Page
Just when you thought you had a handle on promoting your business with social media, Google throws a wrench in your marketing plans by creating its own social media platform - Google+. Despite all the buzz at launch about Google+ overtaking Facebook as the king of social media websites, Google+...
4 Simple Tips for Building A Better Web Presence
Right now is a great time to build or redesign a website. The Internet has really grown up and devices like smart phones having given us access virtually all the time. With all the changes it's important to make sure that your website isn't lagging behind. ...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Preparation for Building a Culture

    Preparation for Building a Culture

    Before we pull the curtain to reveal the magic of building a culture, it will help to disclose a few discoveries I made while working with three developing organizations.

  • Every Year Tells a Story

    Every Year Tells a Story

    As the holiday season makes its annual comet-like appearance and 2021 quickly draws to a close, I hope the year has been good to you and you are brimming with excitement for 2022.

  • The Pillars of Organizational Culture

    The Pillars of Organizational Culture

  • Magic - What is in this book?

    Magic - What is in this book?

    Organizational culture building is here to stay for so many reasons but the most important is that it creates business that people love to work at.

  • Dunning Kruger Effect

    Dunning Kruger Effect

    n the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is.

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