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BEING REALLY GOOD AT ALL THE THINGS THAT DON’T TAKE TALENT

“Be really good every day at all the things that don’t take talent.” – Bo Ryan, former Wisconsin basketball coach As we start the work week, it would serve us each well to consider Ryan’s advice. What doesn’t take talent? Be safe. It starts with your commitment to follow safety procedures. Be punctual. Show up. […]

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CULTURE IS DYNAMIC, NOT STATIC

“Culture is dynamic, not static.  Every person on your team and organization creates your culture each day by what you all think, say, and do.  You can elevate it by what you think.  You can improve it by what you say.  And you can make it great by what you do!” – Jon Gordon I […]

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TEAMS CONNECT

“Connectivity is everything on a team.  You are a team, or you are a group.” – P. J. Fleck, University of Minnesota football coach    We strive for teams, not disconnected groups.    You’ll get to fill out our annual climate survey in a few weeks.  We learned a while back that teams that survive and […]

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HIGHER EXPECTATIONS LEAD TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Higher expectations lead to improved performance. The highest performing companies—and people—are typically those with the highest internal expectations. Want to achieve more? Start with your expectations. We have high expectations. We expect to be safe.  We teach you to perform your duties safely.  We alert you to the risks inherent in our operations.  We are committed to correcting unsafe […]

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