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An Underutilized Investment: I walk into corporate offices and I see the same issue over and over: the company invested thousands of dollars in standing desks for their team yet everyone is sitting down.  As I make my way through the office I ask folks how often they stand.  The answer is consistent, “I tried it but … Read more

Integrity: The Underpinning of Enduring Leadership

The Cure to the Present: When we look around the world today, people are generally concerned with the direction of things. This is true of most people regardless of their political, religious, environmental, or other ideological beliefs. I often wonder how we as people can think that everyone else is the problem, yet I know … Read more

Uncommon Courage for Leadership & Life

Background: read our post entitled “Leading with Wisdom through Courage“ Like many people today, I was not born into a life of courage. I was always a smaller kid, enjoyed tucking in my shirts from the time I could walk, and dismissed many male antics as foolishness. Despite my physical presence and intellectual preferences, I was … Read more

Leading with Wisdom through Courage

If you follow TSOR, you know that we believe integrity-based leadership is the requisite for personal, familial, and organizational success. In fact, it is what all of mankind needs. We also believe the path of true leadership is a narrow one, and while anyone may choose to embark down it, independently, few will be willing … Read more

Building a Culture of Excellence

There is much talk about building corporate culture, but the great resignation has further emphasized the truth that, while many companies may want to build a strong culture, they really do not know how. On a deeper level, we believe that most companies do not even know what a strong culture looks like and what … Read more

Labor Relations in the Modern Workplace

TSOR has a long history in labor relations with some of the most well-known unions in the United States. While we have experienced and led through extreme situations such as permanently replacing striking workers; we believe it is much better to have good relations with your union, and especially your employees, than suffer through the … Read more

Dealing with people

The human component can simultaneously be the simplest and most complex component in any organization; there is a reason why companies have whole departments dedicated to it titled “human resources.” If anyone wants to be a part of society, then relationships with other people will be forever part of our lives. So, understanding human interactions … Read more

Adequacy in Leadership

Recently, a former co-worker and I were discussing the concept of adequacy in leadership, or put simply, how do we as leaders know that we have what it takes to lead? This is a complex topic that touches on a person’s identity, their motives, and character; in addition to the preparations they have undergone for … Read more

Leadership: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage – Part 2

As we discussed last post, leadership is the ultimate competitive advantage in any organization because it enables innovation and productivity gains in a variety of different functions. In contrast to a single isolated innovation, leadership is a catalyst for massive improvements. Furthermore, what I have seen to be true is that exceptional leadership opens the … Read more