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Interruptus Contageous

-Mark Haeussler, CEO “Quick question…”, spoken from someone standing at our office door.  The interruption seems innocuous.  But it is not.  The Latin root of the word interrupt is rupt, meaning to burst.  Thus, an interruption bursts our thinking.  It is an unseen contagion, and these cost us time and mental energy. A recent Harvard Business Review found that 40% of respondents were interrupted … Continue reading Interruptus Contageous


Leadership mostly is future- and growth-oriented.  At times, even regularly, executives also need to assess the organization’s survivability.  Sometimes events and environments conspire to create an immediate risk to the organization, and there is a responsibility to be prepared for such eventualities.  It also is incumbent on leaders to look at survivability over the long-term, before the organization drifts to … Continue reading Survivability


The word gratitude is from the Latin gratia, meaning grace or graciousness.  Definitions of grace include a simple elegance or refinement of movement, courtesy, poise, goodwill, acknowledgment, recognition, obligation, and gratefulness.  Leaders consume a lot of brainpower and physical endurance during the day.  Leaders may do some or all the following:  listening, discerning, reflecting, analyzing, imagining, decisioning, negotiating, visioning, … Continue reading Gratitude