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The Shopko Optical Story…Authentic Confidence in Action

I grew up shopping at Shopko. It was a big deal to be able to experience one of the original super stores in our area and I loved it. I was sad to hear about the Shopko story and I wrote about it in the May 2020 release of my book Authentic Confidence: The Secret to Loving Your Work and Leading an Unstoppable Career. I shared that the Shopko Corporation was founded in 1962 and…
Ben Fauske
May 27, 2020
Career DevelopmentConfidenceService LeadershipTeam

What is Authentic Confidence?

I don’t watch much baseball, but every year I love watching the World Series. This year has not been a disappointment. With all of the natural disasters in both Houston and Los Angeles, it has given those cities something to cheer about. It reminds me of the 2013 World Series. There was tragedy in Boston that spring. In April, there was a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.  Later that month, David Ortiz, a star…
Ben Fauske
November 1, 2017

Do You Have Confidence In Your Team?

When I started working with this team, it was tense.  No one looked at each other, no one wanted to be there and it was my job to help the team.  The team was filled with resentment, frustration, bitterness and anger.  No one was having any fun.  I asked them, “Do you want to be a team?”  A group of individuals does not make a team.  A team is a group of individuals invested in…
Ben Fauske
March 10, 2017
Career DevelopmentTeam

When is it Time to Seek Wisdom?

It never ceases to amaze me when I meet someone who seems to know it all.  I recently watched a Shark Tank episode where everyone in the room disagreed with the valuation given to a woman’s business.  Many of the sharks had made an offer, but none of them agreed with what she was asking.  One of the sharks urged her to listen to the offers and not let her arrogance get in the way. …
Ben Fauske
January 6, 2017