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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 [...]

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 [...]

Are you a good lie detector?

By | January 10th, 2012|Character, Communication, Life|

According to TIME magazine article "Lies, Lies, Lies" (Oct 5, 1992), "Lies flourish in social uncertainty, when people no longer understand, or agree on, the [...]

Leader, are you tired?

By | November 7th, 2011|Character, Competence, Leadership, Life|

The business owners and senior managers I know who are really good leaders are frequently tired. It’s a good tired, but tired nonetheless. It’s a [...]

Sadness in the Steve Jobs biography

By | October 24th, 2011|Character, Competence, Life|

Today, Walter Issacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs will be released to the general public. Many interesting "leaks" from pre-lease copies have been published over the past [...]

Moral Courage

By | April 13th, 2011|Character, Leadership, Life, Thinking Differently|

“I did not get on the bus to get arrested.  I got on the bus to go home.” - Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, [...]

If you could make God bleed…

By | October 6th, 2010|Character, Communication, Competence, Life|

"If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him... there will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come." [...]

How much time do you have?

By | September 24th, 2010|Character, Life|

Miller was laid to rest today. Love. Friends. Family. Honor. Tears. A sense of "graduation." Miller was 21 years old, but was mature, wise and [...]

Making a Difference

By | July 18th, 2010|Character, Competence, Leadership, Life, Thinking Differently|

My mother was a third grade teacher. There was a boy in her class one year who had been socially promoted through first and second [...]

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