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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 [...]

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 [...]

Leadership and unconditional love

By | October 3rd, 2011|Leadership, Life|

A little over three years ago we decided to add a dog to our family. My wife is a city girl and I'm a country [...]

Strategic failure: when your strategy takes a hit

By | July 11th, 2011|Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

When the  conversation heads towards professional boxing, it frequently involves the heavyweight division. These are the people who have the potential for a sudden, surprising [...]

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, [...]

THINK!

By | January 30th, 2011|Competence, Leadership, Thinking Differently|

My boss had the corner office. From his lofty vantage point, with it's windowed walls, he could look out on a large section of the [...]

Change begins with inquiry

By | November 1st, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

My friend and colleague, Jim Kranzusch, is a chimp. I'm pretty sure he's always been a chimp. He has even turned "chimp" into a verb ("I [...]

The best story wins

By | October 11th, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Things I Believe|

Monty Roberts is a horse whisperer. He is one of a few horse trainers that use specific methods to start horses rather than break them. [...]

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