And Now for Some Fun!

I realize many of my blog posts include serious topics, and several of you have wondered: “Harry, what have you been doing for fun?” So, here we go: A short post about “something fun but sad,” “something fun and fantastic,” and “something fun and surprising!” Something Fun but Sad I had the opportunity to see my Chicago Cubs play the

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One Amazing Baseball Game!

Baseball has always been my very favorite sport.  My Dad loved baseball, and I remember he started teaching me how to catch and hit when I was only three years old. As soon as my two younger brothers, Steve and Paul, could walk, they became part of the team. And we played and thought about baseball everyday.  In the summer

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Kraemer’s 4 Values Can Elevate Your Business Results (Article)

Author, speaker, and executive coach Leanne Hoagland-Smith recently wrote about Harry’s book, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership,” in her weekly column in the Chicago Post-Tribune: “From books we have the opportunity to learn and synthesize new knowledge. In the book, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership,” by Harry Kraemer Jr., the

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Nobel Foundation’s Lars Heikensten: Dealing with Crises (Article)

A Financial Times article, Nobel Foundation’s Lars Heikensten: Dealing with Crises dated July 1, 2018, which discusses how to deal with organizational infighting, quotes Harry who sets out four rules for leaders: Set clear expectations about how the team will operate; the leader must communicate these expectations repeatedly; everyone should be held accountable for their actions, and there must be clear consequences for

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A Return to Civility

I have the opportunity to participate on the Relevant Radio show, “Morning Air” (www.relevantradio.com), the first Monday every month at 7:30AM CST. I focus my comments on values-based leadership from a spiritual perspective. Last week we addressed “How Can We Improve Civility?” I admit that the first thing I did was look up the definition of “civility.” According to the

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