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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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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

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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Track Performance

What Your Best Employees Want

October 6th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Business leaders use sports analogies frequently because in sports there are rules, score-keeping, and, barring the occasional tie, winners. In high-performing enterprises, the organization’s values are their rules of engagement. …

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Ebby Halliday: 104 Years Young

September 22nd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

The life and legacy of Ebby Halliday was celebrated last week. She was 104 years young when she died. I was traveling and unable attend her memorial, but was not …

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Inspiration Amid Disaster. Churchill 75 Years Later.

August 4th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Words—whether read by the eye or heard by the ear—are tools leaders use to create impressions that console, educate, influence and inspire. Gifted leaders have overcome speech impediments (Moses, King …

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Freedom of Speech

June 30th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

For Americans, the month of July is synonymous with celebrating our freedom. Our greatest freedom is the freedom of speech. This freedom—preserved as the First Amendment in our Bill of …

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Your Summer Blockbuster

June 16th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Those born after 1980 may be surprised that blockbuster movies were not always part of our summers. It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1975 that “Jaws” warned …

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Abandon Ship…not Hope. Shackleton 100 Years Later.

June 2nd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

June in Antarctica is winter. By June 1915, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men were trapped in their ship Endurance, frozen solid in the ice. …

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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask About Talent

May 5th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Hiring is on the uptick. At a career fair last month where I was speaking, about 50 companies were looking to fill approximately 3,000 positions. These companies had assigned key …

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John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

March 31st, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

The Final Four is approaching and even though UCLA was defeated in the Sweet 16 round, it’s appropriate to recall former UCLA coach John Wooden’s thoughts on leadership. The school’s …

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Like Yesterday: Miracle on Ice.

February 17th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Next week is the 35th anniversary of the United States Olympic hockey team’s defeat of the Soviet Union hockey team. It was an unlikely victory that came be known as …

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No More Mr. Goodwrench

February 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

I spend virtually all of my time around leaders. I facilitate strategic planning sessions for them, I coach them, I speak to them in workshops and keynote addresses, break bread …

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The Silent Sermon

December 23rd, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

With Christmas days away, this short story by an unknown author reminds us that love is more powerful than judgment. A church member who previously attended services regularly stopped going. …

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