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Good Leaders Rise Above Stressful Situations

Good Leaders Rise Above Stressful Situations As a leader, you will be stressed – frequently, if not daily. I have never been in a leadership role that did not routinely...

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Good Leaders Don’t Take Themselves Too Seriously

Good Leaders Don’t Take Themselves Too Seriously Randy Wolken, President & CEO Life is certainly serious. But as a leader, don’t let yourself take it too seriously. During a typical...

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Wellness and Happiness are Important for Leaders

Wellness and Happiness are Important for Leaders Randy Wolken, President & CEO How do leaders handle the stresses of their work? What tools are essential for success? I rank a...

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What is Your Most Valuable Asset?

What is Your Most Valuable Asset? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Think for a minute and identify for yourself what your most valuable asset is as a leader? What did...

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Why Hitting Rock Bottom is a Good Thing

Why Hitting Rock Bottom is a Good Thing Randy Wolken, President & CEO Change is so very hard. And yet, it is what we all must be doing all the...

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The Present Needs to be About Creating the Future

The Present Needs to be About Creating the Future Randy Wolken, President & CEO I am constantly reminded that today is all I really have to work with. As leaders,...

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Leadership is Primarily About Influence

Leadership is Primarily About Influence Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leadership is not about position. At first, it appears to be. But, over the medium and long term, I have...

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Leaders Let Anxiety Be Their Friend

Leaders Let Anxiety Be Their Friend Randy Wolken, President & CEO Anxiety is a natural part of being a leader. Whenever you are involved in high stakes decisions and high...

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Great Leaders Make Great Friends

Great Leaders Make Great Friends Randy Wolken, President & CEO What are the characteristics of a great leader? In my opinion, they are the same as those of a truly...

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Remember Who You Are!

Remember Who You Are! Randy Wolken, President & CEO Chaos can envelop us all. The world we live in is 24/7 and often confusing. It is easy to lose who...

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Our Growth Only Happens with Others

Our Growth Only Happens with Others Randy Wolken, President & CEO We cannot grow exclusively on our own accord. Times have changed. The world is too complicated and moving too...

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Who are the Best Hires?

Who are the Best Hires? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Hiring is one of the most important activities an organization will undertake. In the future, it will only become more...

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Are You a Risk Taker?

Are You a Risk Taker? Randy Wolken, President & CEO What is your tolerance for risk taking? As leaders, this is an important question for us. In today’s fast-moving world,...

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When Does Your Team Dream the Future?

When Does Your Team Dream the Future? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Staying ahead of the changes occurring in the world today is difficult. It can be a grind and...

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Good Leaders are People People

Good Leaders are People People Randy Wolken, President & CEO You have to be a person focused on people if you are going to be successful as a leader. The...

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Leaders Enhance Dignity

Leaders Enhance Dignity Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders need to enhance the dignity of their teams, stakeholders, and customers. Over the past 20 years, we have learned a lot...

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Leadership in Times of Need

Leadership in Times of Need Randy Wolken, President & CEO I recently had the opportunity to visit Gerald Ford’s Presidential Museum while on vacation with my parents. My Dad and...

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Want to be Followed? Lead!

Want to be Followed? Lead! Randy Wolken, President & CEO I know this sounds incredibly simple, but it certainly is not. Leading is one of the hardest things a person...

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Be Authentically You

Be Authentically You Randy Wolken, President & CEO We tend to worry about what others think about us. If we are not careful, we can spend a lot of our...

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Who Will Help Me Accomplish My Dreams?

Who Will Help Me Accomplish My Dreams? Randy Wolken, President & CEO We all have dreams. Dreams for how our days, months, and lives will turn out. But how do...

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24 Hours

24 Hours Randy Wolken, President & CEO “If you tell me what you did today, I will tell you who you are.” I recently read an article titled with this...

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Good Leaders Lead by Example More Than by Advice

Good Leaders Lead by Example More Than by Advice Randy Wolken, President & CEO As leaders, we will be judged more by what we do than by what we say....

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Achievement Gains and Gaps

Achievement Gains and Gaps Randy Wolken, President & CEO When you consider how you are doing, are you evaluating both your achievement gains and gaps? There is a very big...

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When Do You Recharge?

When Do You Recharge? Randy Wolken, President & CEO I recharge my electronic devices every night. I plug in my phone, my watch, and my computer. They need that daily...

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168 Hours

168 Hours Randy Wolken, President & CEO We all get 168 hours each week. Rich, poor, and everyone in between only gets 168 hours. The week is the most useful...

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Helping Others Thrive

Helping Others Thrive Randy Wolken, President & CEO This week at MACNY’s Annual Dinner we celebrated 106 years of service to the manufacturing community. Wow. Over a century of service...

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Today is the Best Day of the Year

Today is the Best Day of the Year Randy Wolken, President & CEO It’s really easy to see the hardship and challenges of our lives. It can be discouraging and...

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Do What You Don’t Know How to Do

Do What You Don’t Know How to Do Randy Wolken, President & CEO When I was young, I was taught to do the things that I knew how to do...

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Success and Likability

Success and Likability Randy Wolken, President & CEO Likability matters more than almost any other trait in a leader. It’s not that the other parts of a competent leader are...

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures Randy Wolken, President & CEO The world is throwing a lot at us each day. I witness and write about fast-paced change in a global economy. Life is...

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Your Toughest Critic

Your Toughest Critic Randy Wolken, President & CEO Who is your toughest critic? For most of us, we are our own. Although true, it can have significant impacts on our...

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What do I do when I lose my confidence?

What do I do when I lose my confidence? Randy Wolken, President & CEO It has happened to all of us at some point. We lose our confidence. We become...

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It’s Snowing Again?!?

It’s Snowing Again?!? Randy Wolken, President & CEO It’s April 1st and as I look out my window it is snowing again. When the snow first comes in the Winter,...

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How Do We Stay Creative?

How Do We Stay Creative? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Our work can quickly become a grind. Whether our business is growing, holding steady, or losing ground, our work can...

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How Big is Our Economy?

How Big is Our Economy? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Sometimes it is difficult to appreciate the sheer size of both the United States’ and New York’s economy. It is...

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Lessons from the Toll Booth

Lessons from the Toll Booth Randy Wolken, President & CEO I recently read about a toll road experience that made me stop and think. A commuter noticed that of the...

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Leaders Retain Top Talent

Leaders Retain Top Talent Randy Wolken, President & CEO As leaders, it is our job to help our organizations retain top talent. With the critical shortage of workers in manufacturing,...

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Successful Leaders Play the Long Game

Successful Leaders Play the Long Game Randy Wolken, President & CEO We all know leaders who play to win – in the short term. They can be brilliant at it....

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Leaders Stay Calm

Leaders Stay Calm Randy Wolken, President & CEO It’s rather easy to get worked up as a leader. The project is not going as planned. Individuals are not performing as...

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Leadership is a Group Activity

Leadership is a Group Activity Randy Wolken, President & CEO Solo leaders are destined to fail. The stories of solitary successful leaders are myths. Modern business media sources relate how...

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Leaders Remind Themselves Who They Are

Leaders Remind Themselves Who They Are Randy Wolken, President & CEO I write this message from my hometown of West Point, Nebraska. Some of you may know that I grew...

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What Are You Excited About?

What Are You Excited About? Randy Wolken, President & CEO It is so easy to spend our time in worry and fear. It is so easy to see what is...

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Can You Smile Through the Struggles?

Can You Smile Through the Struggles? Randy Wolken, President & CEO I hear it almost every day. I hear of the struggles. They are as varied as the person I...

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Letting Go of the Old

Letting Go of the Old Randy Wolken, President & CEO The future beckons us, but to get there we must let go of the old. This is the essence of...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Randy Wolken, President & CEO We have learned a lot about changing human behavior more recently. Much research has been conducted and new information is released daily...

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Skills You Need to Stay Competitive in 2019

Skills You Need to Stay Competitive in 2019 Randy Wolken, President & CEO As we move into 2019, it is important to evaluate how competitive our businesses are for the...

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Be Bold – Be Vulnerable.

Be Bold – Be Vulnerable. By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Being vulnerable is usually the last thing we want to be. As an individual performer, team member, or leader,...

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Season of Light

Season of Light By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Christmas and Holiday Times are seasons of light. Lights are everywhere and present in all the traditional faith celebrations. Light is...

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Laughter is Contagious

Laughter is Contagious By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO When your team is together do they laugh? This seems like a silly question for leaders – but it is a...

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When Do You Reset?

When Do You Reset? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Year end is here. For many, it is the end of the fiscal year as well. Inventories are being tallied...

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Deceptively Different

Deceptively Different By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO I know today does not feel different than yesterday. However, it is. The speed of change effects every day of our lives...

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It All Starts With Gratitude

It All Starts With Gratitude By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO This week we celebrate Thanksgiving as a nation.  To me, it seems like an appropriate time to stop and...

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A Leader’s Real Ability to be Truly Influential

A Leader’s Real Ability to be Truly Influential By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO A leader’s real ability to be truly influential, is our ability to be influenced. It is...

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Great Leaders Make It Personal

Great Leaders Make It Personal By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As a leader, everything we do must be tailored to the people we serve and lead.  Commodities are not...

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Leaders Must Lead the Change

Leaders Must Lead the Change By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Recently, I have spent a lot of time visiting member companies and working on growth projects in our community. ...

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Small Habit Changes Can Lead to Big Advances

Small Habit Changes Can Lead to Big Advances By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO I don’t know about you, but some days it all seems a little overwhelming. The world...

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Are You Fit to Lead?

Are You Fit to Lead? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO I know this question may sound overly personal, but it is an important one.  Are you physically fit to...

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Why Are 70% of Employees Not Engaged at Work?

Why Are 70% of Employees Not Engaged at Work? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Did you know that according to Gallup, a full 70% of employees are either not...

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Good Leaders Increase Retention – and Outcomes

Good Leaders Increase Retention – and Outcomes By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Did you know that 1 out of 2 workers say they left a previous job to escape...

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A Focus on Customer Experience is How a Company Succeeds Today

A Focus on Customer Experience is How a Company Succeeds Today By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Every industry is being transformed by the expectations of customers.  Manufacturing is no...

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The Use of Degrees in Hiring is Changing – and it Will Continue

The Use of Degrees in Hiring is Changing – and it Will Continue By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Our members continue to tell me just how hard it is...

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Great Leader Behavior Matters – Just Ask Google

Great Leader Behavior Matters – Just Ask Google By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Companies are constantly challenged to perform at their highest level.  In today’s fast paced world, we...

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Life is Hard – Be Kind

Life is Hard – Be Kind By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As a leader, we will encounter many people today who have serious concerns in their lives.  Most will...

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Manage Emotions First

Manage Emotions First By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Good leaders need to have good ideas.  They also need to be able to execute on them.  This is where managing...

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Good Leaders Don’t Network

Good Leaders Don’t Network By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Networking is all the rage.  Open any self-help, business advice book and it will likely tell you to network.  Don’t...

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What Does a Leader Do with Their Mistakes?

What Does a Leader Do with Their Mistakes? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO  We all make mistakes.  We all get it wrong.  It is a fact of life.  So,...

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Take Scheduled Breaks

Take Scheduled Breaks By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO In today’s hyper-fast and globally competitive world, it is easy to believe we have no time for rest.  We must keep...

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Slowness Kills

Slowness Kills By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO We have probably all heard the phrase that “speed kills.” In business, it is slowness that kills.  When the world is accelerating,...

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Are you at Your Best?

Are You at Your Best? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Most of what a leader does is witnessed, not heard.  We go to meetings.  We interact with our teams. ...

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Leadership and Ownership

Leadership and Ownership By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Owners just act differently.  We take care of what we own so much better than if we rent something.  When it...

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Leadership and Digital Distraction

Leadership and Digital Distraction By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO We live in a connected world.  At one point, smartphones were a luxury for leaders and their teams.  Now, they...

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Great Leaders Focus on Relationships

Great Leaders Focus on Relationships By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO The best leaders I have ever worked with knew how to form and maintain outstanding relationships. Sure, they were...

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Mentors Ask Questions

Mentors Ask Questions By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Are you a good mentor?  Leaders at all levels of an organization need to be and have great mentors.  Leadership is...

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What I Learned While Leading a Hot Meal Program for Those in Need

What I Learned While Leading a Hot Meal Program for Those in Need By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Recently our team volunteered at the Samaritan Center, a community-based hot...

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Savor The Special Moments

Savor the Special Moments By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Life will usually give us some special moments to savor – don’t miss them. This Father’s Day weekend, I will...

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It’s Time to Get Emotional

It’s Time to Get Emotional By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO If you are like me, you were taught that leaders control their emotions.  Especially while at the United States...

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Why Goal Setting Matters

Why Goal Setting Matters By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Our world is moving fast – to the future.  It is a fact of life.  How are we to respond? ...

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In a World of Technology Growth, It’s Our Humanness That Will Stand Out

In a World of Technology Growth, It’s Our Humanness That Will Stand Out You will hear me and many others talk about the speed of technology growth.  It is a...

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Special Announcement!

Are You Making a Difference? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Everyone I know wants to be making a difference – in both small and larger ways.  Are you making...

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Where Does a Leader Turn for Help?

Where Does a Leader Turn for Help? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders need more help than ever.  What they are responsible for continues to grow as the environment...

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Culture Trumps Strategy

Culture Trumps Strategy By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Increasingly, an organization’s culture is more important than its strategy. At some level, this was always the case.  However, today it...

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What Do Leaders Do When They Are Exhausted?

What Do Leaders Do When They Are Exhausted? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders get exhausted and run down.  Why? They are people too.  They have home responsibilities, relationships...

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Managing Setbacks

Managing Setbacks By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO It is so hard to be a leader today.  Really – it is more difficult than ever.  Why? We must live with...

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Get Away to Get Ahead

Get Away to Get Ahead By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Do you ever feel like you are caught up?  Many I meet do not.  The treadmill seems to move...

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When Do You Create the Future?

When Do You Create the Future? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO The future does not just happen.  As a leader, you must actively spend time creating the future –...

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Leaders Are People Too

Leaders Are People Too By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Sometimes we can forget that our leaders are people too.  They have feelings, concerns, and experiences like everyone else.  They...

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Leading Through Adversity

Leading Through Adversity By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders are most tested when leading their teams and organizations through adversity.  Time and time again I get to see leadership...

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Which Moments Do You Remember?

Which Moments Do You Remember? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Think back over the last few years.  Which moments do you remember?  Most of us remember celebrations, hard challenges,...

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Leaders Must Give Hope

Leaders Must Give Hope By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders must be primary givers of hope.  In today’s world filled with plenty of things to worry about, we look...

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Smile – It Can Make You More Successful

Smile – It Can Make You More Successful By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Did you know that smiling can make you more successful?  I’m here to tell you that...

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Slow Down – To Be Creative

Slow Down – to Be Creative By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO We are constantly encouraged to move quickly.  Moving fast and constantly has become the way we are instructed...

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Leaders Never Go It Alone

Leaders Never Go It Alone By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO There is a great myth in most of the leadership stories you read in the popular press. The myth...

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Today the World is Your Market

Today the World is Your Market By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Every manufacturer now has the opportunity to sell to the global market.  Small, medium, and large manufacturers are...

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Are You Changing Daily?

Are You Changing Daily? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Recently, I spoke to the students of SUNY Morrisville.  I briefed them on the economy and what the future holds...

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How Do You Do the Impossible?

How Do You Do the Impossible? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Doing what seems impossible is a large part of being a leader today.  What was once impossible has...

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When and Where Are You Able to Find Quiet?

When and Where Are You Able to Find Quiet? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO  Are you able to find time to be quiet?  If so, where and when do...

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Do You Know Where You Are?

Do You Know Where You Are? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO  In order for you to create your future – and a plan to begin to get there –...

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Do You Have A New Year’s Resolution?

Do You Have New Year’s Resolutions? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Each year millions of Americans make a resolution for the new year.  Only eight percent are kept.  In...

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What Do You Want in 2018?

What Do You Want in 2018? The new year is upon us.  Like most, I ask, where did 2017 go?  The year went way too fast for me!  But, now...

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Are You Happy?

Are You Happy? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As we close another year, it is important to take stock of our lives.  We need to ask ourselves if we...

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Are You Making Connections?

Are You Making Connections? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO  Leaders require relationships with others.  To lead successfully means you are able to capture the hearts of others and move...

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Are You a Great Collaborator?

Are You a Great Collaborator? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO One of the critical skills for leaders and team members is collaboration.  However, in my experience, it is one...

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Are You Available?

Are You Available? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As a leader or team member, are you present and available when the need arises?  The speed of business has never...

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What Makes A Great Leader?

What Makes A Great Leader? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO  We all know good leaders.  They are everywhere we look.  They are at our schools, in our communities, and...

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Are You Resilient?

Are You Resilient? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As a leader, are you resilient?  Do you stay committed to accomplishing the task at-hand despite the obstacles?  Do you have...

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Leaders Listen

Leaders Listen By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Listening has become one of the key skillsets for leaders at all levels of successful businesses today.  To be a great leader...

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A Leader Must Have A Compelling Vision

A Leader Must Have a Compelling Vision By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO The difference between being a leader and a manager is vision.  To truly be a leader you...

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Are You a Positive Leader?

Are You a Positive Leader? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Being a positive leader in our fast-changing and often chaotic world has become a competitive advantage.  It is far...

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What is 21st Century Leadership?

What is 21st Century Leadership? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Has leadership changed in this century?  Do we need to lead differently than before?  These are constant questions I...

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Are you ready for the future? Well, it’s now!

Are you ready for the future?  Well, it’s now! By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO The largest present – and future - workforce is comprised of millennials. However, most organizations...

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How Much Time Do You Really Have?

How Much Time Do You Really Have? By Randy Wolken, President & CEO I hear it nearly every day.  People tell me they are “busy,” “overwhelmed,” “running with their hair-on-fire”...

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How Much Control Do You Really Have?

How Much Control Do You Really Have? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO We all like to believe we have a lot of control.  But, how much do we really...

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When was the last time you admitted you were wrong?

When was the last time you admitted you were wrong? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO I had set my morning schedule.  I was in Philadelphia and I had left...

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Which is more important – technology or talent?

Which is more important – technology or talent? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders today are grappling with just how important talent and technology are to their organizations’ success. ...

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Do you amplify the positive?

Do You Amplify the Positive? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Do you amplify the positive experiences you and your team have? It would serve you well if you did. ...

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How Do You Define Leadership?

How Do You Define Leadership? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO How do you define leadership?  I define it as a “sacred trust” that I have been gifted with.  I...

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How Do You Handle Stress?

How Do You Handle Stress? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO How do you handle stress as a leader?  The way you do has important consequences for you and your...

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What Does a Leader Do When the Team is Deflated?

What Does a Leader Do When the Team is Deflated? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO What does a leader do when the team is deflated?  This is a challenge...

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When Do Leaders Re-energize?

When Do Leaders Re-energize? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As leaders, we are expected to always be “on.”  This is a very difficult task to accomplish. And yet, we...

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When Does It Stop Being Uncomfortable For Leaders?

When Does It Stop Being Uncomfortable For Leaders? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO When does it stop being uncomfortable for leaders?  Never, I am sorry to say. If I...

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Innovation is Not an Event!

Innovation is Not an Event! By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Innovation is not an event.  It is not something that “just happens.”  As individuals and organizations known for being...

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As a Leader, Are You Free?

As a Leader, Are You Free? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO We often have an odd definition of freedom.  We like to think freedom is the ability to do...

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Leader is a Verb.

Leader is a Verb. By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO We often use “leader” or “supervisor” or “boss” as a noun.  These words are far too often seen as a...

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Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Do You Know What You Don’t Know? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Do you know what you don’t know?  There seems to be a straight forward answer to this...

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Do Conversation Still Matter?

Do Conversations Still Matter? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Do conversations still matter?  With the advances in technology we can communicate with anyone in the world in 140 characters...

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How Do Millennials Want to Work?

How Do Millennials Want to Work? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO In the U.S., there are nearly 73 million millennials.  Gallup's report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live,...

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How Do Leaders Best Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How Do Leaders Best Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO How do leaders best prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?  This is an important...

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0?

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0?  It is how historians and futurist...

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How Well Do I Lead?

How Well Do I Lead? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO How well do I lead?  As leaders, we need to periodically assess how we are leading.  But, how do...

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What is the Greatest Roadblock to Individual and Company Success?

What is the Greatest Roadblock to Individual and Company Success? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO What is the greatest roadblock to individual and company success?  Is it creativity, great...

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Are Robots Destined to Take Our Jobs?

Are Robots Destined to Take Our Jobs? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Are robots destined to take our jobs?  The answer is both yes and no.  Not surprisingly, this...

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What Can a Leader Do When Change Occurs Too Fast?

What Can a Leader Do When Change Occurs Too Fast? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO What can a leader do when change occurs too fast?  As a leader, we...

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Would You Work Differently If You Planned to Live to be 100 Years Old?

Would You Work Differently If You Planned to Live to be 100 Years Old? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Would you work differently if you planned to live to...

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Is Every Job Changing?

Is Every Job Changing? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Is every job changing?  Yes, from what I have seen, it is.  And, if every job is changing, we are...

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How Good Are You at Leading Change?

How Good Are You at Leading Change? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO How good are you at leading change?  The answer to this question is increasingly important to our...

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If You Are Too Busy, Do You Need More Quiet Time?

If You Are Too Busy, Do You Need More Quiet Time? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO If you are too busy, what you may need most is more quiet...

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What is Your Leadership Learning Approach?

What is Your Leadership Learning Approach? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO  Today’s competitive business climate requires that we never stop learning – both as an individual and as an...

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What is the Most Powerful Leadership Question You Can Ask?

What is the Most Powerful Leadership Question You Can Ask? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO What is the most powerful leadership question you can ask?  We all want to...

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What Do 21st Century Leaders Need To Do Differently?

What Do 21st Century Leaders Need To Do Differently? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO What do 21st Century Leaders need to do differently to be successful?  This is a...

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Why is it so Difficult to Get Our Teams to Maintain Focus?

Why is it so Difficult to Get Our Teams to Maintain Focus? By: Randy Wolken President & CEO Why is it so difficult to get our teams to maintain focus? ...

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Why is “Love” so Looked Down Upon?

Why is "Love" so Looked Down Upon? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Why do leaders shy away from “love” in the work place?  Has it gotten too “taboo” to...

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Leaders Must Work with the Whole Person

Leaders Must Work with the Whole Person By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Have you ever wondered why change is so hard for us?  We all know people, at times...

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You Can’t Beat Zero

You Can't Beat Zero By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Sustaining and growing manufacturing is a global competition. Here, in New York State, we need to be doing all we...

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As a Leader, Are You Willing to be Zero?

As a Leader, Are You Willing to be Zero? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO As a leader, are you willing to be zero?  What do I mean by that? ...

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As a Leader, Are You Managing Your Energy?

As a Leader, Are You Managing Your Energy? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO There is a lot of discussion in organizations around time management.  Time is certainly a precious...

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How Many Mentors Should a Leader Have?

How Many Mentors Should a Leader Have? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO There is a lot of talk these days about having mentors.  I know of some companies that...

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Are You Ready to Lead in the 21st Century?

Are You Ready to Lead in the 21st Century? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders in this century will need to be different.  Why?  Because our emerging economy –...

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Can Leaders Actually Create a Happier and More Productive New Year?

Can Leaders Actually Create a Happier and More Productive New Year? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO It’s the Holiday Season and we are constantly wishing and hearing others wish...

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How Should Leaders Deal with Anxiety?

How Should Leaders Deal with Anxiety? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO These are often anxious times.  In a fast-pace world, we can often feel like the future is beyond...

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Can Being Kind Be A Leader’s Competitive Advantage?

Can Being Kind Be A Leader's Competitive Advantage? By Randy Wolken, President & CEO In today’s fast-paced, global economy, can kindness be your competitive leadership advantage?  I, for one, think...

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Are You Limiting Potential Growth?

Are You Limiting Potential Growth? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders have a primary responsibility to advance the success of their team members and their organizations.  They can also...

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Are You Being Proactive Enough?

Are You Being Proactive Enough? By: Randy Wolken The question a leader needs to ask themselves every single day of every week is if they are being proactive enough.  In...

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When Do You Feed Your Creativity?

When Do You Feed Your Creativity? Randy Wolken, President & CEO When do you take the time to feed your creative side?  The daily grind often leaves little space for...

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Are You Ready for the Industrial Internet?

From the desk of Randy Wolken... President & CEO Weekly thoughts and insights from MACNY's President & CEO, Randy Wolken, designed to inspire and provoke thought among leaders within MACNY's...

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Are You Listening?

From the desk of Randy Wolken... President & CEO Weekly thoughts and insights from MACNY's President & CEO, Randy Wolken, designed to inspire and provoke thought among leaders within MACNY's...

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Do You Recognize the Genius Around You?

From the desk of Randy Wolken... President & CEO Weekly thoughts and insights from MACNY's President & CEO, Randy Wolken, designed to inspire and provoke thought among leaders within MACNY's...

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