12 Leadership and Life Lessons Learned – A Friend Lost, A Lamp Lit

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine was enjoying a visit in Thailand, when a motorcycle accident put him in the hospital. He was hospitalized for 6 broken ribs. Shortly after, a blood clot moved to the left side of his brain. A neuro surgeon did what he could to relieve the pressure in his brain, but the injury left Don in a coma. He left many of us thousands of miles away wishing for the opportunity to see his smile once more. His son, daughter and best friend, a retired ER physician and a medical transport service transported him back to Whitefish, Montana, where loved ones were able to say goodbye.

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Why and How Successful Companies Are Transforming Traditional Teambuilding

According to a 2015 study from Inside Higher Ed, 64% of recent college graduates believe they are well-prepared to work with others on teams. Unfortunately, only 37% of employers feel the same way about those graduates (Jaschik, 2015). When we assess the needs of 21st-century businesses, we see skills that become imperative to teach as part of company culture since they are not adequately being taught in schools. Skills missing in recent graduates include critical thinking and problem-solving, attention to detail, communication and leadership (Strauss, 2016).

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