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The Buck Stops With You

Accountability has been prominent in the news lately. Unfortunately, it’s more about people assigning accountability to others rather than accepting responsibility themselves. We watch as public figures frantically look to find someone; anyone to blame for their own actions. They seem unable to separate finding fault in others from accepting accountability. President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk announcing that, “The Buck Stops Here.” He knew that, as…

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It’s Memorial Day – please join us in remembering our fallen heroes

Let’s not let Memorial Day weekend be just that long weekend marking the start of summer. Since World War I more than a half million Americans have laid down their future lives with friends and family for the sake of others. Please pause for a few moments this weekend and take time to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. From all of us here at The Daedalus…

Katy

Leadership, Motivation, and a Dog

I have a new lady in my life, and my wife approves! My new “lady” is an 8-year old golden retriever we’ve named Katy. She came to us as Savana, but we thought Katy was a better fit. Not that it mattered that we changed this old dog’s name; Savana hadn’t been her name long, she likely didn’t have a name before that. Katy had been a puppy mill breeder…

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Do You Treat Team Members Equally or Fairly?

The concept of fair and equal still gets considerable attention these days so I thought it was time to update an article from a couple of years ago explaining why equal isn’t always fair. Are you treating all your employees in a fair and equal manner? The two words are often considered synonymous; Roget’s Thesaurus even lists equal as a synonym for fair, but for leaders, they are very different…

Flight 90

How to Prevent a Team Disaster

January 13, 1982 was a cold day in Washington DC. The temperature hovered at 24 degrees and heavy snow was falling. At 4:00 PM, after waiting 1 hour and 45 minutes for Washington National Airport to reopen, Air Florida Flight 90 took off bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Boeing 737 flew for approximately three quarters of a mile before crashing into the 14th Street Bridge. The subsequent FAA investigation…