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When I joined my father’s practice, Clarke EyeCare Center, in 1995, it took a few years for me to define my vision as a leader. We were hiring and firing and trying to build the perfect team, until I realized that there’s no such thing as the perfect team. 

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Employee Development

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"There is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths."
- Don Clifton

When Lester Thornhill, CEO of Life’s Abundance, was introduced to the CliftonStrengths Assessment ten years ago, it immediately took him back to one of his defining childhood struggles.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture, Employee Development, Culture

3 Things You Should Avoid Doing When Giving Employees FeedbackGiving feedback to employees is an art form and a science. Companies that cultivate a culture of feedback enjoy open, honest work environments where people love to come to work. So the question is, are you giving your employees effective feedback?

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Feedback, Avoid doing

A book excerpt from Kristen Hadeed's "Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost Everything Wrong). Download the first full chapter here or pre-order the book today! 

It’s a hundred-degree day in the middle of a scorching Florida summer.

I’m sitting in a comfy armchair, right smack in the middle of a beautifully decorated, air-conditioned apartment clubhouse where the residents congregate to play pool and watch football. I’m checking Facebook and texting my friends to make plans for the evening, and every few seconds, my eyes flick to the big clock on the wall in front of me.

 It’s been three hours, I think to myself. Hope they’re okay out there.

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Millennials

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