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Gary Winters

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Richard Burke, chairman of Trek Bicycle, passed away today at age 73. Starting out in a red barn in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek has become the largest bicycle manufacturing company in the United States, and second in the world. There’s a great interview of Richard in Inc. Magazine from a couple of years ago. click here […]

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We’ve all been there. Leaders face “difficult conversations” all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? You have to deliver a performance evaluation to someone who’s been under-performing for years, but the previous manager never confronted the situation You’ve just been promoted to lead a group of former peers and one of them wants […]

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I was working with a finance manager one day and watched him step outside the box and invent a brand new way to take his team to another level. He’d brought the team together for a meeting. After the initial checkin, he told them he had something he wanted to say that wasn’t on the […]

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We live in a world of ground rules. These are those unspoken codes of conduct that help determine how we’re going to interact with one another. They are often stronger than any stated agreements we have with each other. I work with one organization which has an institutionalized, unspoken ground rule for meetings: Be fifteen […]

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