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What is the best reward for a difficult job well done?

November 27, 2020

Most managers struggle to figure out the best way to reward their team members when they have been given and accomplished a very difficult task or project. Should I give time off, a monetary bonus, a plaque, a promotion or something else? Maybe I don’t have the capability to promote or give monetary awards.  I know that each person in my team is unique and …

The Secret to Long-term, Loyal and Happy Employees.

January 31, 2020

Is Your Company Under-Performing? Are you frustrated because your employee turnover is increasing? Do your employees hate to come to work? Is your company becoming less profitable because your workforce is becoming less productive? The  Answer. Changing the situation in your slumping company may be simpler than you think. It has been proven that most people don’t quit their job; they quit their manager. Think …

Challenges…The greatest opportunities for success

November 11, 2019

Are you a new leader, supervisor or manager in your organization? Are you anxious and reluctant to move forward because there are obstacles in the way? Do you fear that the road to success may be full of challenges for you and your team? Does it seem like the harder you work towards a goal, the more difficult the challenges become? FACT!! If you are …

Preparation for Leadership……..An exercise in self-evaluation

October 02, 2019

  PREPARATION FOR LEADERSHIP The Task The task of being a good leader may seem impossible. Effective leadership requires leaders to set the example, be absolutely self aware, accept the responsibilities inherent in the job, be self disciplined, balanced in all aspects of life and communicate effectively the values and the vision of the organization. To do this, a leader must be willing to actively …

An amazing leader and patriot lost

November 25, 2017

Just this week on the day after Veterans’ Day, I called to speak to an old friend of mine, Jim Hamilton, who was the First Sergeant of the Special Forces Company I commanded in VietNam. Jim and I had formed a life-long bond of friendship and respect. Our work together was never forgotten by either of us. Over the years we connected by phone and …

There is more to Horse Racing than you think…

November 14, 2017

During the 2014 Thoroughbred Horse Racing season at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA Paul Roggenkamp, LEAD with COURAGE, met Jeff Metz, the leading Trainer at Emerald Downs for the past two seasons. At their first meeting, it became evident that they both shared not only a love of horses and the athletic competition of training and preparing the equine athletes for racing competition, but also …

Coach Mike Krzyzewski Presentation at JBLM May 9, 2013

July 17, 2013

Lt. General Bob Brown, Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was a cadet member of the US Military Academy basketball team coached by Mike Krzyzewski (Legendary coach of the Duke Blue Devils to 4 NCAA Championships amd more victories than any college coach in history), while he coached at West Point prior to his hire by Duke University. Lt. General Brown invited …

Can anyone be a leader?

November 05, 2012

Can anyone be a leader? The answer is, “No.” Not everyone can be a leader, either because not everyone has the capabilities required to lead, or everyone does not have the opportunity to be in a leadership position…..even simpler, every team, organization or business needs followers for the leaders to lead. In fact, our world is comprised of more followers than leaders. That answer may …

Why do we need leadership in today’s high tech, cyber-world ?

November 05, 2012

Is leadership still necessary in today’s high tech, cyber-world of instant multimedia global communication, social networks, texts, email, Skype, etc. and in exceptionally flat corporate management structures where unstructured collaborative groups seem more important than organized departments? YES!!! is the very emphatic answer. Our working world is starving for true leadership. Many managers and persons in upper and higher level positions of responsibility do not …

PHR presents “Leadership, a timeless art for any endeavor…there is no substitute for victory”

September 13, 2012

On September 12, 2012, Paul Roggenkamp addressed The Institute of Real Estate Management/Current Trends at the Renton Technical College, Renton , WA  regarding Leadership. The presentation was a combination of education about how leadership applies to any profession, especially in the commercial real estate industry, practical exercises to demonstrate leadership practices and factors which impact decisions and leaders’ actions, and a motivational call to lead …

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