Leadership Insights

BCM's 2019 Summer Reading List

Jun 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development, reading

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Learning never stops for leaders.

I often joke with people that I read more now than when I was in my Master's program. This statement, while told in jest, is a simple truth. Staying current on the news, technology, thought leadership, and general market and industry information is essential not only in my position as a consultant but for leaders at every level.

Learning should never be confined to the classroom; leaders have the responsibility to stay current on all of the above areas, plus the general goings-on of their teams and groups.
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Why We Do What We Do

May 29, 2019 5:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in Veterans

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We all leave the military, but it rarely leaves us.

For many veterans, two weekends out of the year, Veteran's Day and Memorial Day, become an emotional rollercoaster. Many of us hear, "Thank you for your service" and have a hard time making the connection to the gratitude that is intended from such a simple, yet powerful statement. We simply did our jobs.

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Why Selflessness Is Crucial to Great Leadership

May 22, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development

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Teams win championships. That’s the gist of a previously published piece here, and it’s continuously proven true. The New England Patriots, winners of six Super Bowl titles, are a perfect example. Two constants lead the team: head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Both are exemplary leaders and are rightfully lauded for it. But they also owe a lot of their success to the non-stars - those who do their parts willingly for the common good of the unified team.

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The Power of Coaching

May 8, 2019 1:15:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development

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Coaching is an indispensable portion of leadership.

Leaders create the next generation of leaders in their organizations. It is not territorial, it is not about who knows the most or who has the most initials after their name. It is about creating a sustainable, adaptable, and influential culture that people are proud to be a part of.

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Leadership via Text-Message

Apr 18, 2019 5:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, training, update

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E-Learning is a problematic field, despite being a $165Billion market, engagement rates are low, and long-term outcomes remain difficult to determine. Arist and Blue Cord Management are taking new steps to great a more engaging, accessible, and impactful e-learning program for core leadership skills.

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Bringing the Best Leaders into Your Organization

Mar 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development

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Nothing that we do as business leaders and executives will have more impact on our businesses than whom we put in charge of our teams.

Results from a recent Gallup pool indicate what has been called "the single most profound, distinct, and clarifying finding" in its 80-year history: managers didn't just influence the results their teams achieved, they explain a full 70% of the variance. (Gallup/WSJ

The challenge lies in how do we find, hire and retain the best people for these critically important roles.

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