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Mukilteo, WA – Modern business is entering a new paradigm. Traditional approaches to leadership aren’t delivering on their promise. A recent Gallup poll showed that 70 percent of the work force is disengaged or actively disengaged. In today’s demanding environment, business leaders are running 21st-century businesses with 20th-century strategic practices and programs.
Where leadership was once strongly based on a hierarchical model, the influx of women and youth into the workforce has created the desire for a culture that is more collaborative. Like the coach of a basketball team, this new business leader is more of a facilitator than someone who gives orders and directions.
Kenn Dickinson had worked in the corporate world for over 30 years before he could no longer tolerate the corporate approach to leadership, culture and strategy. A former professional basketball player in Europe and a member of the University of Washington, Dickinson wanted to translate the dynamics and mindset of a successful basketball team to small businesses corporate culture. Today, Dickinson is the founder of Fast Break Executive Business Coaching.
“As athletes, we had a certain mindset to succeed,” says Dickinson. “Some people say they want to succeed, but are they willing to do what it takes, to change and have a growth mindset. It requires this mindset in the business world as well.”
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