Posts by mdoerr

  • Closing a Meeting with Energy and Commitment

    Posted July 31, 2018 by mdoerr
    When leaders aren't closing a meeting by reviewing accomplishments, addressing feelings and committing to next actions, meetings don't succeed.
  • A Professional Hunter in Africa - What's That Gig Like?

    Posted July 16, 2018 by mdoerr
    Professional Hunter, a title some hunters assume due to their hunting prowess and success. But, it’s an earned title in Africa. On my recent 10-day hunt in South Africa, I meet some wonderful professional hunters – or “PH” as they’re called. A PH is required to accompany every foreign hunter there.
  • Leading Meetings: A Plan for Success

    Posted July 3, 2018 by mdoerr
  • The Sounds (and Squirms) of Summer

    Posted June 7, 2018 by mdoerr
    We are bonded by those special things in nature that each group enjoys. For our summer neighborhood, it is sunshine, the lake, the neighborhood lawn and yummy fish (caught with a few extra special worms).
  • Customers: Knowing is Growing

    Posted May 25, 2018 by mdoerr
  • Stress and Success: A Conflict Primer

    Posted April 13, 2018 by mdoerr
    Prior to acting on a conflict, understand the basics of conflict and stress. Here are three pre-requisites to approaching conflict and why good facilitation of conflict matters.
  • Hunting for a New Perspective

    Posted April 5, 2018 by mdoerr
    A women-centered authentic hunting movie that even the non-hunter will appreciate. It's a story that is long overdue in the telling.
  • Better meetings ahead

    Posted March 23, 2018 by mdoerr
    Well-planned and well-facilitated meetings give energy and clarity. My most successful meetings have been where I’ve spent nearly as much time in planning as in the meeting itself. Positive meeting outcomes are achieved because of preparation and maintaining meeting tempo.
  • Carrots: Good for Your Eyes; Not Your Employee Motivation

    Posted March 15, 2018 by mdoerr
    Do you ever ask yourself, “Why can’t I get my staff to [fill in the blank]? I used to be able to get them to do things fairly easily but now it’s so exhausting.” Consider that you might be practicing the “carrot and stick” method of motivation and influence.
  • What It Takes to be a Great Mentor: Part 2

    Posted March 11, 2018 by mdoerr
    n Part 1 of my two-part series on what makes a good hunting mentor, I covered the need to discuss expectations, develop a relationship, positivity, and safety. Today, I’ll cover three more important aspects of mentorship if you are to succeed in becoming a great mentor to new people finding this challenging, yet exciting and healthy activity.