David Thompson

I’ve Got Your Back

Dec 05, 2017 By (Bio) No Comments
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I have a good friend who shares the adage “I’ve got your back” and lives it out as he helps others in their quest to be successful in their role. His message is always conveyed in a manner that encourages accountability, but also aids in the release of the pain of failure, the disappointment of […]

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What Are You Chasing?

Apr 20, 2017 By (Bio) No Comments
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Have you ever stopped to reflect on the “good ole’ days” where: The only thing you could do in your car was listen to the radio, mentally plan, converse with a passenger, or take in the scenery? Returning to the office often meant a pile of pink message slips awaiting your response and more telephone […]

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“Great job…but”

As a leader you are called to listen, share, guide, motivate and challenge – all for drawing the best team performance for your clients and company. Adam Grant, in his book, “Give and Take,” describes two contrasting leadership styles. “Takers like to get more than they give, and they put their own interests ahead of others’ needs,” he […]

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Are You Building Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

I recently attended the funeral of a close relative where the pastor asked, “Are you building your resume or your eulogy?” As I reflected on those thoughts, my mind turned to the leadership journey we all are traveling as we define the “dash” on our tombstone—the time between birth and death. A resume is all […]

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Here We Go Again

As leaders, or those being led, you know how it feels when a topic comes up for discussion a second or third time. If the topic is near and dear to you, you are grateful for the persistence. However, if you are tired of what feels like unproductive rehashing, you are likely thinking, “Here we […]

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not

October 6, 2014 Loves Me, Loves Me Not, by Dave Thompson I still remember elementary school and the field daisy I gave to a classmate as a sign of friendship. She promptly began pulling the petals off with the well-known chant, “He loves me; he loves me not.” Over and over she continued until to […]

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Think Slow, Act Fast

Mar 05, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments
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March 5, 2014 Think Slow, Act Fast by Dave Thompson Have you ever made a decision in the heat of the moment, believing it was critical to show your ability to be decisive or keep things moving? I have, and my decision left much to be desired. When the intended result did not transpire, it […]

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Your Leadership is Showing

Sep 05, 2013 By (Bio) No Comments
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September 5, 2013 Your Leadership is Showing by David Thompson One of my earliest jobs was with a large supermarket chain, where I spread my hours among three locations. While the products, customers and employees were similar at each location, the leadership style of the store managers was very different. Even as a college student […]

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