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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 [...]

When you look, what do you see?

By | January 6th, 2012|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

Have you seen this email? It has been making the rounds for a while: A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and [...]

Your momentum is taking you somewhere. Take notice.

By | December 20th, 2011|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

The first time I saw people shooting pool (playing pocket billiards) I was hooked. Perhaps is was having seen The Hustler with Jackie Gleason as "Minnesota [...]

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 [...]

The US economic problems will improve…

By | October 14th, 2011|Competence, Life, Strategy|

Or not. At least one organization (the Economic Cycle Research Institute, ECRI) with an exceptionally good track record says another recession may already be here. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?

By | March 3rd, 2011|Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Things change. Whether we like it or not, the world is changing. Our approach to change matters a great deal as to how we view [...]

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