first_img 69SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “The whole team’s not on board.”It’s a common refrain in organizations. Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, either out loud or in your mind.But why does it happen? And as a leader, what can you do about it?It’s not unusual for teams or organizations to struggle with changes, projects, and/or initiatives; and the reasons for those struggles can be varied. However, there are some things we can think through that may help us move forward in a more unified way.1. What, specifically, is the team not on board with? In other words, does the team know specifically what’s expected of them? Sometimes, organizations provide general, aspirational statements, which are fine; but they fail to provide the specifics of what it looks like for folks within the organization to live that out every day. In that case, it may be that what’s being perceived as folks not being on board is simply a case of them not knowing exactly what it is they’re supposed to be doing.2. Is it a case of lack of alignment with the organization’s identity and values? Values are a big deal, and it’s important that organizations get them right. Sometimes, if organizations’ values are too vague or general, it will be nearly impossible to get the whole team on board with any sort of coherent behavioral expectations because they’re not prescribed and described with any specificity in the values. Thus, folks aren’t on board because there’s nothing identifiable for them to be on board with. However, if an organization has solid, concrete values that are unique to them and describe their identity and behavioral expectations, you have a sort of guidepost or standard against which folks can be held more objectively accountable. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgWe are all leaders.Subjugating your leadership to perspectives that minimize your potential are valued by no one.Years ago, I did a vision quest to Tanzania for 21 days and carried only a small duffle, journal, pen, and camera. Most of the time sleeping was in a small tent, with a sleeping bag on the ground or small cot. Meals were prepared outdoors, over a fire, and under the sky. Hikes of 5 to 15 miles a day through the country offered the gift of self-reflection and noticing myself in new surroundings far from home, totally disconnected.A significant learning space were the days when we camped near Hadza, one of the last remaining hunter gather tribes on this planet. Each person in the tribe has a responsibility to learn everything. Gathering tubers, picking berries, hunting game, following the honey birds, gathering and carrying water, and feeding the babies were the responsibility of all. Each person was a leader of the tribe’s bold steps or strategic initiatives: find food and water. Survive. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgKathy Baudendistel has owned Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue since 1998.Wolf Creek Road in Franklin County connects St. Mary’s and Blue Creek Road. It is also home to a unique location connecting the human race with an animal rarely seen in these parts.Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue provides an opportunity to interact with 31 wolves that have been brought in from throughout North America.It is a free, up-close and personal look at the animal living in a comfortable and secluded environment. A chance to hear them howl and view they’re natural behavior as they play and communicate with other members of the pack.Brave sightseers also get a chance to essentially join a wolf pack, walking or sitting amongst the wolves and petting them.For many, however, the unique place in rural Franklin County is much more. It is a stop along a spiritual journey.If you travel to Wolf Creek Habitat, you may meet someone like Neal and Dee, a couple from Syracuse, New York. In need of a second medical opinion, the visit for Dee was a chance to get in touch with her and her husband’s favorite animal.“I am an interpreter for the deaf and work with a lot of students. Some people are afraid of the wild, especially wolves, from all the nursery rhymes you hear growing up, and this place is very educational.”Visitors from near and far come to the location owned by Kathy and Terry Baudendistel. She opens the habitat for anyone that would like to visit each Saturday and Sunday.Wolf Creek Habitat is an attraction for some well-known individuals that are also wolf admirers. Last summer, Reds pitcher J.J. Hoover stopped in, and Baudendistel recently met her favorite actor and animal activist Ian Somerhalder.Baudendistel recounted a story of a woman who had been viciously attacked by a German Shepard. A physically and equally emotionally scarring experience, the woman visited Wolf Creek Habitat.“She was afraid of big dogs. I said you trust me, let me take you out there with the wolves. She sat down there on the ground, the first wolf that came up she flinched a bit,” Baudendistel recalled. “But after that it was fine. I said ‘Now look, you might have gotten mauled in the face by a German Shepard but you have sat in a pack of wild wolves!’”“That changed her whole mind, it was therapy.”You may hear the owner call out to Hokaloni, Mohawk or Kodiak. Each wolf has a name and easily recognized by Baudendistel and the volunteers that provide support at the habitat.“We do the best we can to give them the best life we can. They stay here, they do not go anywhere. Once they get here they stay here for the rest of their life,” Baudendistel said.Hours of operation October through April are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May 1 through September, extended hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Steve Smith and David Warner will not be part of the Australian cricket team for the upcoming four-Test series against India starting on December 6 in Adelaide. The duo has been banned for a year due to the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town and cannot play international or domestic cricket until the end of March 2019. However, that has not prevented Smith and Warner from helping the Australian cricket team prepare for the Test series. They are both playing an active part in helping Australia’s bowlers in keeping India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli quiet for the four-Tests.  In the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Warner faced Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in a tough nets session as they geared up for the Tests.Read More | India are learning quickly from mistakes in Australia tour: ManinderKohli sounded out a warning to Australia ahead of the Tests after he blasted 61* to help India level the three-match Twenty20 International series with a six-wicket in Sydney. In the 2014/15 series, the dashing right hander was in fine form, smashing four centuries and amassing 692 runs at an average of 86. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc said it was great to have their services.Read More |Sourav Ganguly to Mithali Raj: ‘Welcome to the group’“There’s talking to bowling coaches then there’s talking to the guys you’re bowling to. That’s a great opportunity to have him face us.  It’ll be great to bowl to him (Smith) in the nets. He’s one of the best in the world, to even get his thoughts on how we’re tracking will always be good for us,” Starc said.According to the Australian Newspaper, Smith was invited to the Australian dressing room ahead of the Sydney Twenty20 International. Both Smith and Warner have been training with their New South Wales team while playing club cricket as they work to maintain form and fitness.Australia to miss Smith’s servicesSmith was the key factor in the last series played between these two sides in 2014/15. The right-hander smashed 769 runs at an average of 128 to help Australia win the series 2-0.Last week, Cricket Australia decided against reducing the punishment given to Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft, meaning the disgraced trio will serve the full term of their bans. While Bancroft can return to competitive cricket in January, Smith and Warner will be aiming to return for the ODIs against Pakistan beginning in March-April 2019. Both batsmen will be aiming to be part of the Australian cricket team for the 2019 World Cup. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory LOS ANGELES — To be an NBA player in L.A. means hearing the same old jokes – but with some extra pizzazz, if they’re delivered by celebrities.Ivica Zubac – who has played the entirety of his three-plus-year NBA career in L.A., starting with the Lakers, who traded him to the Clippers in February – said he enjoys the opportunity to meet famous folks such as actor/comedian Adam Sandler, who sauntered in the Clippers’ locker room (on rapper/actor LL Cool J’s heels) after Tuesday’s victory over Phoenix to say hello.“He asked me about my (wrapped) shoulder, he was like, ‘Did you hurt your shoulder tonight?’” Zubac said. “And I’m like, ‘Nah.’ And he said, ‘You had a couple of nice dunks, good game.’ So it was cool.“And then I asked him for a picture.” Related Articlescenter_img He can put that in his collection alongside those with boxer Evander Holyfield and actor Denzel Washington, the latter of whom was among the guests invited to the “Lakers Genius Talks” while Zubac was with them.“He came to the Lakers facility to talk to us, and after that he was out there shooting jumpers a little bit on the court – and then I waited until he was done to take a picture with him,” said Zubac, who also met rapper Kendrick Lamar, actor Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk through his former team’s motivational speaker series.“We went to SpaceX to talk to Elon Musk, that was cool,” Zubac said. “He gave us the tour. We couldn’t film it or anything. There were rockets, it was impressive. It was a lot of cool stuff. And at the end, we got in a conference room with him and he talked to us about how he struggled at the beginning; when he got out of college, he had a lot of unsuccessful projects. And he’s the guy who invented PayPal – I didn’t know that – but he sold that and he spent all that money for SpaceX and Tesla.“He was just telling us, ‘Never give up, always chase your dreams.’”Those messages, delivered by super-successful stars in other fields, resonate with professional basketball players like Zubac. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ “We go through the same stuff,” the 22-year-old Croatian center said. “For sure. They got their own fans, we got our own, and there are a lot of them who have a crazy story.“I like it a lot. I wish it happens more often. Just it’s cool, watching all those guys acting or listening to their songs growing up, it’s really cool to meet them and see they’re normal and cool.”Stars even tell jokes like regular people.When the 7-foot center was introduced to Sylvester Stallone at Gunnar Gym in Beverley Hills, the Clippers’ center recalls that the actor joked with trainer Gunnar Peterson about the size of Zubac’s feet: “I didn’t know you let people with skis in here.”“I mean, I heard it before,” he said. “But I can let that slide from him.”RIVERS HONOREDBefore Thursday’s game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was awarded a plaque commemorating his being honored with the 2018-19 Rudy Tomjanovich Award. The award, which initially was announced on June 13, is in recognition of his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court.“Rivers is generous with his time with the working press and is thoughtful with his answers to reporters’ questions,” the Professional Basketball Writers Association stated in a release announcing the award, which Rivers also won in 2011-12 as coach of the Boston Celtics.“Thank you, guys,” Rivers said Thursday, joking that the award came at a price, considering the amount the NBA has fined him recently for statements that went against NBA guidelines.“This award has cost me probably $150,000 in the last six months. Every time I talk the league fines me. Would you guys like me to keep talking or just shut up?”When his audience of reporters responded in favor of the former, Rivers said: “Well, let’s go for it then.”last_img read more