Yearly Archives: 2012

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Leaders Clarify

By | July 8th, 2012|Communication, Competence, Leadership|

In a subtropical forest in Africa a troop of gorillas is in the midst of their daily activities when a twig snaps in the brush. [...]

Now, more than ever before

By | July 3rd, 2012|Life|

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, [...]

Leadership has always been hard

By | May 8th, 2012|Competence, Leadership|

As the year 1776 drew to a close, the American experiment was in trouble. In recent months the Colonial forces had suffered much at the [...]

Level 5 failure

By | May 3rd, 2012|Character, Competence, Leadership|

In Good to Great, Jim Collins researched and codified a surprising fact: that leadership matters a great deal in taking organizations from good to great. [...]

The Organizational Hunger Games

By | April 26th, 2012|Character, Leadership, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

In the movie, The Hunger Games, North America has been destroyed by some unknown apocalyptic event and the nation of Panem exists in its place. [...]

Victims, villains and rescuers

By | April 23rd, 2012|Character, Communication, Leadership, Life, Strategy|

Dudley Do-Right was the hero of a segment of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, a cartoon entertainment show from my youth. Dudley was a dim-witted [...]

Political correctness is killing business

By | April 18th, 2012|Life, Thinking Differently|

Top photo: Dad on left in "Ol' B29" amtrac. Bottom: Dad marked with "x" - "Chow time on Saipan" Click on picture to enlarge. [...]

Who do you trust?

By | April 2nd, 2012|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

We encounter people in life who give us – with the best of intentions – advice and counsel that is inherently biased. In the 1967 [...]

Three secrets for improved performance in today’s economy

By | February 9th, 2012|Competence, Strategy|

Times are tough and the economic seas are rough. The future is rife with uncertainty. So, what else is new? We, who are beyond a [...]

What do your subordinates say about you?

By | January 17th, 2012|Character, Leadership, Life|

This story is told by David Kirk Hart, former professor at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. It comes to me by way of my [...]

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