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Bonnie Stevens

Leaders Don’t Waffle When Waffles aren’t the Right Decision

If you’ve ever gone to lunch with someone who couldn’t decide what to order, you know the pain of indecision. While you, everyone else at the table and the server are quietly on standby, that individual is thoughtfully considering whether it’s a quinoa-bowl kind of day or a full-on loaded burger event. President Theodore Roosevelt […]

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Soaring Expectations Meet Sedona Airport’s New Leadership

A Flagstaff native and avid pilot, Amanda Shankland brings a wealth of experience, ranging from starting her own business, to helping run Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, to being the mother of five teenagers. “That might not seem like a valuable trait, but it’s also all about communication!” said a smiling Shankland, who occasionally flies to work […]

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Outdoorsman Makes Career of Protecting Forests

Williams resident Arthur Gonzales, head fire official on the Kaibab National Forest, said he was “surprised, proud and very humbled,” to be named Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year. “I don’t do this job for recognition. I do it because I love the work and the benefits I see that are provided not only […]

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Trust-Based Leadership

Let’s start this month’s column with a mental experiment. Think back on a work situation where you trusted your boss. How hard did you work, beyond what you absolutely had to do? How much time did you spend worrying about things? How often did you think about quitting? Now think about a time when you […]

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Trust Based Leadership

What is the most important resource effective leaders possess? In my opinion, trust. Formal position does not make a leader. Followers make a leader. During battle, why do soldiers look to the crusty sergeant for leadership rather than turning to the green lieutenant? Trust. The soldiers want leadership from the sergeant because they trust him […]

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Leadership Through Persuasion

Picture this: You’re in charge of an organization. The organization runs smoothly, without you having to shout orders or look over people’s shoulders. People do what you ask them to do without complaint. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? In this little scenario, you show yourself to be a true leader, not just a boss. How […]

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CCC Welcoming VP of Academic Affairs

  Coconino Community College (CCC) recently hired Dr. Russ Rothamer as Vice President of Academic Affairs, a well-respected seat on the college’s executive leadership team. Rothamer has dedicated more than 25 years to higher education as an administrator and professor. He is a recognized leader in developing meaningful initiatives that help institutions meet and surpass […]

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Stephanie McKinney to Lead Flagstaff Forty

Flagstaff Forty has selected Stephanie McKinney as Chairman of the Board.  This is the first time the organization has selected a woman for this leadership position.   McKinney was recently promoted to Vice President Regional Sales Manager for National Bank of Arizona.   Flagstaff Forty, which was founded in 2004, is an organization which aims […]

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