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Rules of Success & Leadership

by Vince Lombardi Know yourself This is wisdom that is as old as mankind. You cannot improve what you don’t understand.   Build your character Character is not inherited; it is instilled at an early age but it is something that can be and needs to be built on and disciplined. Find ways to write…
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What is Executive Presence?

By Joan Lloyd  “He needs executive presence,” a CEO explained to me recently, as he was describing the coaching he wanted me to give one of his VPs. “What exactly do you mean?” I asked, trying to identify some specific behaviors to focus on. With a lot of behavioral probing I was finally able to…
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Connecting with your Employees

“The crowd will follow a leader who marches twenty paces ahead of them, but if he is a thousand paces ahead of them, they will neither see nor follow him.” – George Brandes The people that work with you every day, on the front lines in senior living, have amazing stories, get to know each…
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Hiring the Right People

Pat Dye, a legendary football coach at Auburn University, picked up the phone and called one of Auburn’s most famous Alumni, Bo Jackson. He wanted Bo to help him with some recruiting out west. E20-816 “What kind of guy are you looking for, coach?” Bo asked “Well Bo, you know the type of guy who…
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Perception

A man pulled into a gas station on the outskirts of town. As he filled his tank, he remarked to the attendant, “I’ve just accepted a job in town. I’ve never been to this part of the country. What are the people like here?” “What are the people like where you came from?” asked the…
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Favorite Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes: “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a…
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Collaborative Management

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the women and children to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exopery E20-885 I believe in a collaborative approach to management and that particularly, in our industry, no one gets…
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The Right People

Who are the right people in our key positions? Excerpt from How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins The right people fit with the company’s core values. Great companies build almost cult like cultures, where those who do not share the institution’s values find themselves surrounded by antibodies and ejected like a virus. People often…
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An Introduction

So I guess we should start with an introduction; my name is Wyman Hamilton and I am a principal in Atlas Senior Living, an owner/operator and management/consulting senior housing company. We are a start-up company and excited to be able to serve seniors in this industry. Prior to Atlas, I was an officer at Brookdale…
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Nursing Home Christmas Story

One December morning in the nursing home, I was walking down the hall and noticed Mrs. Smith in her wheelchair, in the middle of the hallway looking up at a red ball on the ceiling (a Christmas decoration). I spoke to Mrs. Smith and she did not respond. The nursing staff had been trying to…
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