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I Just Don’t Feel Like It

I Just Don’t Feel Like It By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Let’s face it. Some days it’s just tough to get going. Perhaps the weather is gray and overcast....

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LIVE2LEAD

Join us for our third annual broadcasting of John Maxwell's annual Atlanta-based event: LIVE2LEAD October 20, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM The Lodge at Welch Allyn What is...

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Friends and Accomplices

Friends and Accomplices By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week I wrote about the influence others have on our lives. Harvard social psychologist Dr. David McClelland states that our...

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I Thought the Association Would Do Him Good

I Thought the Association Would Do Him Good By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Not long ago I heard a story of a man who entered his mule in the...

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Episode 6: The Trust Tax

Episode 6 of The Next Page is available for download! Download Here: iTunes // Google Play // PodBean In this week's episode, Marisa and David discuss the impact trust has on our ability to lead and how we...

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The Trust Tax

The Trust Tax By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Have you ever stopped to think about the effect trust has on our lives? As leaders, we either pay a tax...

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One of my Greatest Leadership Failures

One of my Greatest Leadership Failures By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer In 2007, the company I was running started a season of significant growth. Realizing that I needed a...

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A Measured Response

A Measured Response By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week I wrote about President Lincoln's cabinet of rivals.  In addition to his abilities to utilize differences and build coalitions...

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Now He Belongs to the Ages

Now He Belongs to the Ages By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer The date was April 15th­­, 1865. The time, 7:22 AM. President Abraham Lincoln’s 9-hour struggle for life was...

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The Next Page: Episode 2

Episode 2 of The Next Page is available for download! Download Here: iTunes // Google Play // PodBean This week we're comparing flower buds to emerging leaders in organizations: how to find them, how to protect...

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Searching for Buds

Searching for Buds By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer             My wife is an amazing gardener. When you walk up to the front of our home, you would think you are...

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The Next Page: Episode 1

Episode 1 of The Next Page is available for download! Download Here: iTunes // Google Play // PodBean This week we're discussing our purpose, our format, and what you can expect each week from this...

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A Podcast, Really?

A Podcast, Really? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer As the title reads, we are doing a podcast. I’m excited to announce that Marisa and I are doing a weekly...

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Are You the Governor?

Are You the Governor? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Perhaps a better title would have been; You Are the Governor. Please allow me to explain. It started this past...

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Mining for Gold

Mining for Gold By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer The date was January 24, 1848, when a carpenter from New Jersey named James Marshall found flakes of gold in California’s...

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Were You Listening?

Were You Listening? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer May 18th was a warm late spring day. As the day progressed, and the humidity started to build, it almost felt...

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Have We Forgotten How to be Kind?

Have We Forgotten How to be Kind? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Do you remember a time when people were just plain nice? When people actually were polite to...

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A Mentor

A Mentor By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Have you ever had a person come into your professional life who helped transform you into someone you never thought you could...

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Are You Willing to Pay the Price?

Are You Willing to Pay the Price? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Eugene Habecker, the author of The Other Side of Leadership, wrote “The true leader serves. Serves people....

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Where Did They Go?

Where Did They Go? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officers Last week I wrote about finding emerging leaders, and I received some great feedback. During a conversation about the post,...

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Where Are All The Leaders?

Where Are All The Leaders? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Have you ever noticed that it is tough to find leaders? They just never seem to be applying for...

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Thermostats and Thermometers – Which One Are You?

Thermostats and Thermometers By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer It was 81 degrees on Sunday then dropped into the 40s Sunday night. Do you turn the heat on or the...

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The Road to Greatness

The Road to Greatness By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer This morning I came across a quote by Joe Duncan that read “You’re going to be on the road to...

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We Cheered

We Cheered By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Recently I was reading an article about the days following September 11, 2001. In the article, writer Peggy Noonan recalls Friday, September...

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We Buried Him Last Week

We Buried Him Last Week By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer “It was a chilly late spring morning. The leaves were just starting to pop as I made my way...

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Worn Out!

Worn Out! By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Do you struggle with being worn out? Are you “out of gas” so to speak? If the answer is yes, you are...

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A Tale of Two Lives

A Tale of Two Lives By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week I asked if you were willing to strive for significance. Some may wonder what I mean by...

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E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer I mentioned last week that I would be traveling to our nation’s capital to see the sights with my son. It...

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The Hot Poker

The Hot Poker By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Recently I was preparing to teach on John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  During my preparation, I was reminded of...

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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Recently I heard someone say that “there is no such thing as a thought that doesn’t have consequences.”  This statement caused...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer At first glance, you may think that I am referring to the book Charles Dickens wrote in 1861. While I am a...

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Ready, Aim, Fire!

Ready, Aim, Fire! By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Are you a person who has a propensity for action or inaction? I know that may sound like a strange question,...

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The Excellence Habit–Continued

The Excellence Habit – Continued By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week we looked into habits and how they get started. I shared that Aristotle said, “To be excellent,...

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The Excellence Habit

The Excellence Habit By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer So many times in my life I have tried to break bad a habit. In fact, I think I am always...

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Is Individual Membership right for you?

MACNY's Individual Membership offering is an exclusive opportunity for individuals within MACNY's member companies as a way to stay more involved with MACNY while also developing professionally. Think of Individual...

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Personal Kaizen?

Personal Kaizen? By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Most of us in manufacturing have heard of Kaizen events.  Kaizen is Chinese and Japanese for "continuous improvement." In manufacturing, Kaizen refers...

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It’s Hopeless!

It's Hopeless By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Marshal Ferdinand Foch, a French General, Marshal of France and the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War stated: “There are...

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Destiny

Destiny By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer What will 2017 hold in store for you? According to the dictionary, the noun Destiny means, the events that will necessarily happen to...

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Disappointment

Disappointment By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Disappointment is defined as the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations. Disappointments are just a...

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Anything, Just Not Everything

Anything, Just Not Everything By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer The lessons we learn are often found in the strangest of places. The lesson I would like to share with...

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Beliefs

Beliefs By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Have you ever reflected on the power of your beliefs? Perhaps the first step is to define belief. A belief is the state...

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Mastermind Group – Individual Membership Exclusive

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Mastermind Group - Individual Membership Exclusive Here at MACNY we are always searching for ways to provide more value to our Individual Members—especially in...

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Circumstances

Circumstances By: David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Writer James Allen wrote, “Circumstances do not make a man; they reveal him.” So often we hear people complaining about situations that they...

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Good Hypocrisy

Good Hypocrisy By: David Freund  Could hypocrisy actually be a good thing? Could there be a benefit to a form of hypocrisy? For my entire life I have been told...

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It’s Thanksgiving–Well, Almost

It's Thanksgiving--Well, Almost By: David Freund Thursday will be Thanksgiving. For many of us in the manufacturing world, we will actually get a four-day weekend. How will you spend your...

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Gratitude

Gratitude By: David Freund Have we lost the ability to be grateful? Have we as a nation lost perspective? Have we forgotten how truly blessed we are? My mom and...

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Time

Time By: David Freund Recently I have been having difficulty with time. I just never have enough of it. It seems that there is always way too much to do...

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Chart your path of growth.

Inspiration and insight designed to develop great leaders. Are You Living with Intentionality? Intentionality is one of my favorite words. In fact, my family and friends often tease me about...

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Chart your path of growth.

Inspiration and insight designed to develop great leaders. Growth and Leadership Development This summer I turned 55. By most people's opinions if I have not learned it yet there's not...

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