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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 [...]

Stories are difference-makers

By | October 10th, 2012|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life|

"Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how [...]

Leaders Align

By | August 11th, 2012|Competence, Leadership|

Some years ago I was returning from Montreal to Atlanta after a consulting project. The airplane had a scheduled stop in Boston. Prior to our [...]

Leaders Improve

By | July 25th, 2012|Competence, Leadership|

Thankfully, the balance of the economy is resting quietly, your customers are comfortable with the level of service and quality that you provide, and your [...]

Leaders Act

By | July 19th, 2012|Competence, Leadership|

Picture this: your car is stalled beside the road. Luckily, it’s just a dead battery, but there are no jumper cables around. A good Samaritan [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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