Leadership Insights

The Dangers of Metrics

Oct 9, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, planning, culture

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On Monday morning I moved 36,795 lbs before 8 AM.
I love the app, Strong. It is a great way to track my workouts on days that I goto the gym to lift things up and put them down. I especially enjoy that little metric that tallies up the total weight fo the session. It's an impressive little ego boost each morning I work out. But, it also highlights a significant problem with metrics and measurements.

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From Infantry to Entrepreneur

Sep 9, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in update, Veterans

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It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. —J. R. R. Tolkien

 

I'm sitting in my new office at Endicott College, where I have moved in as the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and all I can think is, "Wow, what a journey."

I'm grateful, for so many things, but especially those who have helped me out in accomplishing all that I have in the past few, short, years.

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Leadership is a State of Mind

Aug 21, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Matt Rodwill posted in leadership, professional development, guest blog, Veterans

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Here it is the middle of August, and I am halfway through my first Army deployment. After a few months overseas, my leadership pulls me into a meeting and explains that I am assuming the role of a mission team lead for the next three months. My first thought is, "this is going to look great on my evaluation for the promotion board." I said that to my squad leader, and he stopped me and, tempering my expectations, said. "Leadership is not a job; it is a state of mind."

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Relax and Refocus

Jul 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, culture

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This summer, like most summers, I am finding some time to get out and enjoy the view.

I have always been a fan of landscapes, especially the mountains and the ocean. Finding a place where I can enjoy both has always been worth the trip.

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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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