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Was Steve Jobs a Musher?

Dear Reader — Happy Fall (if you are living in North America)!  As a Chicagoan, you learn to make the most of the limited summer we enjoy, so I have been somewhat remiss in keeping my blog posts fresh and … Continue reading

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Inputs from the Field

Mushers run their teams and manage their sled on a complex, real-time and mostly harsh terrain.  Information is vital to a successful, safe race.  The key to winning (or even surviving) is knowing where and how to source information and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Musher

Hello readers, I will be taking a week off from publishing because of Thanksgiving here in the US. I will be posting again next Wednesday. Best regards to all of you who are reading my blogs. Safe travel to all … Continue reading

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Synchronizing the Sled to the Team

In dog sledding, the size of the sled makes a big difference. Sleds that are too light become unruly. They’re skittish and difficult to keep on the trail. If the dogs are too powerful, they swing the sled out too … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Business with Process

There are a couple of physical devices on the sled that don’t exist in a firm’s management structure. Harnesses, yokes, and guide wires actually hook the dogs up to the sled, create distinct distances between the dogs, and help to define their roles Continue reading

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Dog Fighting

One thing that is talked about a lot in dogsledding is all the ways to break up fights.   You have to be careful where you take hold of fighting dogs because they may bite you! 

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Positioning the Team

Leaders must first concentrate on team design by focusing on team member roles and responsibilities. Many organizations fail because of poor interaction between management team members whose roles are not defined or are in conflict with each other. Poor interaction produces poor results. Continue reading

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