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. [...]

Speak as if you’re right; listen as if you’re wrong

By | October 1st, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

Do you ever feel like you're arguing with idiots? Most of them actually aren't (idiots). Some probably are. For those, remember, "It is impossible to [...]

The smell of leadership?

By | September 12th, 2010|Communication, Leadership|

We all need to get away sometimes. "Away" doesn't have to be somewhere exotic, or some place that involves boarding passes or long car trips. [...]

Should you imprint your employees?

By | September 3rd, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life, Thinking Differently|

According to vulture-territory.com, the California Condor has been protected since 1953 and was listed as an endangered species in 1971. By 1986, for a variety [...]

The Politics of Leadership

By | August 8th, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Strategy|

My client began the conversation with, “I hate politics!” As a senior vice president in a large closely held firm she had seen plenty of [...]

The Leadership of Politics

By | August 1st, 2010|Competence, Leadership|

Perhaps it’s the season - election season - that’s generating more frequent discussions from my clients and others about how politics fits, or doesn’t fit, [...]

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 [...]

Beyond the First Verse

By | July 4th, 2010|Leadership, Life, Thinking Differently|

I love the 4th of July. Even when considered in the ever-dimming light of history, it captures much of what has been exceptional about the [...]

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