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Leadership Lessons from D-Day

June 6th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Winds howled and rain strafed the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force command post just north of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. The worst weather in 20 years was wreaking havoc with months …

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5 Questions to Ask About Money

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Money Matters: Questions to Ask About Money As a leader, it is important to know where your values stand. Your approach to money influences your decision-making, both personal and professional. …

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Putting the Wind at Their Back: The Gift of Coaching

March 20th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

3 Tips for Better Employee Coaching If you’re a good leader, you’re probably a good problem solver. But are you a good coach? Coaching means you’re no longer out front. …

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One Cause, One Line, One Victory

March 13th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Remembering the Alamo On 2 March 1836, delegates of the provincial government of Texas finally made a decision: declaring independence from Mexico. Four days later, the Alamo fell. While the …

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“I Quit.”

February 20th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

“I quit.” Those words and others like them are spoken more often by more people by the last week of February than at any other time of the year. The …

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Could Your Business Survive on the Galapagos Islands?

February 6th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

On our family’s recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, we experienced some of the phenomena peculiar to this archipelago that helped inform Charles Darwin’s controversial and ground-breaking theories in On …

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What Skeletons are in Your Closet?

October 11th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Here comes Halloween. History suggests that Halloween has its origins in feasts and festivals, celebrating everything from the autumnal harvest to the festivals of the dead. As a result, ghosts, goblins, …

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Discover How The Delta Companies Achieved EPIC Growth

October 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

When successful companies are profiled, the logical question to ask years later is, “How are they doing today?” In “Accountability” I profiled two dozen companies and their leaders whose commitment …

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What is Poor Performance Costing You?

September 9th, 2016  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership, Productivity

When Will You Decide Enough is Enough? In an earlier post, 8 Questions to Ask About Accountability, we tackled the topic of underperformance and took a fresh look at confronting it. …

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How High Performers Reach the Finish Line

August 1st, 2016  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Running the Race with a Sense of Urgency In 1936, political storm clouds were swirling. But as the Summer Olympics opened at Berlin’s Olympiastadion before a crowd of 100,000, the …

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Who Are Your Next Leaders? The Secret of the 3 Lists

July 18th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Uncover Leadership Development Clues Are you wondering whether your next generation of leaders has what it takes to lead people, make difficult decisions, and get things done? This simple idea …

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Is Your Reputation Being Built to Last?

June 6th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Mount Rushmore turns 75 this year. As summer arrives and tourists take to the roads, Mount Rushmore will be among the top sites visited. The history and circumstances surrounding this …

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Will Rogers: 100 Years of Laughs

May 24th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

On the recent occasion of my birthday, a well-wisher sent me 10 thoughts on growing old from American humorist Will Rogers. Will Rogers began building his reputation as a satirist …

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How to Mind The Gap

May 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

What is the Gap? If you live in or have travelled in the United Kingdom, you likely recall being told to “please mind the gap.” This phrase—first introduced in the …

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Lessons for Leaders

Three Timeless Lessons for Leaders and a Backyard Miracle

April 19th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

A Backyard Miracle For the past four weeks my wife Janet and I have watched a mother duck sitting on a nest of eggs by our pool. From watching her, …

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Et Tu, Brute? The Ides of March, Caesar and You

March 15th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Today is the Ides of March. In ancient Rome, the day fell on the 15th day of March and was celebrated with religious observances and festivals. The date became notorious …

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When No Words Say It Best

When No Words Say It Best: Silent Messages

December 29th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Human beings crave communication. We want it as affirmation, information, instruction and entertainment. Knowing this, we still miss the mark. We provide too little information. Or too much. We communicate …

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Thankful for This Simple Math

Thankful for This Simple Math

November 24th, 2015  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership

Americans celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday in two days. I’m eager to gather with family and enjoy good food and good times. But right now I’ve paused to consider my good …

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Organizational Success

The Best Job They’ve Ever Had

November 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Every organization has certain jobs that must be done and done well for organizational success. Some of these jobs are dirty. Some are difficult. Some jobs might even be dangerous. …

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Leadership Secrets from an Italian Vineyard

October 27th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Janet and I visited several wineries last week in the Tuscany region of Italy with our good friends Georgia and Tom Davis. There was a chill in the air, leaves …

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