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Resistance or a third-order linear partial differential equation?

By | January 21st, 2016|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

"Leadership involves leading." I read that somewhere and it's true enough, but leadership also involves implementing change. Sometimes (often?) change has a way of generating resistance [...]

Because it’s right

By | January 18th, 2016|Character, Life, Thinking Differently|

As a young man coming of age in America in the 1960”s I did not understand Dr. King and therefore did not appreciate what he [...]

You are the first domino in the line

By | January 4th, 2016|Life, Strategy|

"When one thing, the right thing, is set in motion, it can topple many things." It’s a simple concept: focus on what matters most in [...]

Boxing gloves for Christmas

By | December 29th, 2015|Competence, Life|

I was in the sixth grade and my brother was in the seventh. Dad, a Marine Corps veteran who saw plenty of action up close [...]

What got you here and why you should care

By | November 24th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

Our accumulated life-to-date experiences cause us to believe in and rely on the abilities we think got us here. “It worked last time; I’ll try it [...]

It’s not about you anymore

By | November 2nd, 2015|Leadership, Life|

One of the great discoveries about participating in leadership is that “it’s not about you any more.” You can focus your energies, efforts and expertise [...]

Strategic choice

By | September 25th, 2015|Strategy|

At a basic level strategy answers two questions: where will we play and how will we win? Should everyone in our business know those answers? [...]

Create your legacy

By | September 2nd, 2015|Character|

Standing for something is not always comfortable. Yet, discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you're doing something that others were unlikely to do, because [...]

There are two kinds of simplicity

By | August 17th, 2015|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

There are two kinds of simplicity. The first is on this side of complexity. It is easy, cheap and superficial. It doesn’t ask for much. [...]

How will your future arrive?

By | August 4th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

What got us here wont’t get us there. Many, if not most, upwardly mobile executives made a name for themselves by solving hard problems. While [...]

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