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The weakness of weaknesses

By | July 17th, 2018|Character, Competence, Life|

In a client meeting I inquired about a mutual acquaintance I had not seen in a long time. My client said, “He plateaued early.” I [...]

Eating Crow, the art of apology

By | July 2nd, 2018|Character, Communication, Life|

“I recently had the opportunity, responsibility and privilege of apologizing to a colleague.” “You mean you HAD to apologize to someone, right?” “Well, I didn’t [...]

Rules – should you break ‘em?

By | May 15th, 2018|Character, Life|

I was recently in the home of friends who have a LARGE family. How large? Large enough to field almost any sports team from their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wrong place. Now what?

By | March 16th, 2015|Character, Competence, Leadership|

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the eldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt. Ted, as he was often called, had served in WWI on [...]

The curse of charisma

By | February 24th, 2013|Character, Competence, Leadership|

Charisma is to leadership as external stimulants are to getting in shape or winning. A leader's charisma can make the leader – and their followers [...]

Weak and detached executives and their emotional bullsh*t

By | January 12th, 2013|Character, Competence, Leadership|

Sometimes executives, and other managers, exhibit bad behavior. It happens. Managers are people, too. Occasionally, however, executives are abusive, in the same way that a [...]

Three management pretenses to stop today

By | November 13th, 2012|Character, Competence, Leadership|

Once the curtain has been pulled back and we understand that The Wizard is just an ordinary person, the booming voice from the disembodied, intimidating [...]

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. [...]

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