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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 [...]

Three secrets for improved performance in today’s economy

By | February 9th, 2012|Competence, Strategy|

Times are tough and the economic seas are rough. The future is rife with uncertainty. So, what else is new? We, who are beyond a [...]

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. [...]

Strategy has no voice

By | July 26th, 2011|Competence, Strategy|

During a recent conversation a good friend of mine, a business leader, said, "Strategy is the biggest waste of time I can imagine. Nothing ever [...]

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 [...]

Business models matter

By | March 9th, 2011|Competence, Strategy, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

"There was a time not so long ago when giants roamed the countryside. Enormous smoke-belching, fire-breathing giants that roared like rolling thunder as they tore [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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