Leadership

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Milwaukee Talks: former Marquette walk-on John Willkom

Published Jan. 7, 2019

John Willkom may not be a house-hold name in Marquette basketball where he was on the team for one year in 2004-05. But his story is good one and his latest book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to play Division 1 basketball.

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4 life lessons learned from the Brewers' playoff run

Published Oct. 22, 2018

Thank you, Brewers. You helped us believe and reinforced my life-long notion that sports matter and truly build community. But what can we all learn from this run - and even from the Game 7 NLCS loss?

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Why "just talking" about Milwaukee matters

Published June 20, 2012

The second "Envisioning the Seen" was a roundtable, of sorts, on various civic issues. It was people talking, building relationships, pontificating and having fun. It was Milwaukee, on stage.

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Hamilton hosts Be the Change inaugural ceremony today

Published July 27, 2011

Milwaukee Ald. Ashanti Hamilton and MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton host today's culmination ceremony for the inaugural class of young men who participated in the Be the Change program.

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12 random tips to end the year

Published Dec. 31, 2010

It's a good time to think about all the tips, advice and insight that I've accumulated through the years. I've crystalized many of them into 12 random tips/lessons learned.

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11 ways to be a better Milwaukeean

Published March 5, 2010

We're all in this thing we call Milwaukee together, so why not make it as good as it can be? Here are 11 easy ways to help you become a better Milwaukeean.

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11 Ways to be a Better Milwaukeean

Published Feb. 4, 2010

We're all in this thing we call Milwaukee together, so why not make it as good as it can be? Here are 11 easy ways to help you become a better Milwaukeean.

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Turbulent times require bold leadership

Published Oct. 14, 2009

In the best of times, effective leadership is critical to the success of most companies. Now, you toss in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and strong leadership becomes a do-or-die proposition for most organizations.

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Empowerment is key to servant leadership

Published Sept. 23, 2009

A few years ago, when I was first promoted into a management position -- without any prior training or experience in that field -- I asked my father for advice.

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Sign up today, thrive tomorrow

Published Aug. 25, 2009

I'm telling you to attend one of two upcoming sessions of "Stop Surviving, Start Thriving." This Rapport Leadership seminar is available on Sept. 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.