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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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Are You On The List?

November 18th, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

What are the best places to work in Dallas? As listings of companies considered the Best Places to Work in Dallas and the nation are published, ask yourself, “Is our …

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Can You Lead Like Lombardi?

October 28th, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

It’s football season. Yes, I know the World Series is happening, but I’m a football guy. It’s the middle of the NFL football schedule and the halfway mark for most …

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Ownership Thinking and Accountability

October 21st, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

What is Ownership Thinking? It’s a process designed “to create an organization of employees who think and act like owners toward creating wealth.” It’s also a great organizational model. As you …

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The Leader’s Most Important Job

September 30th, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

A good leader has plenty of responsibilities. But one is most important. Read Greg Bustin’s thoughts in CommBiz Pro…

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Managing Director’s Inbox

September 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

What’s your process for identifying your next generation of leaders? More specifically, how do you determine who among your rising stars has what it takes to make the difficult decisions …

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Your Organization’s Circles

May 27th, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

Human beings crave communication. Knowing this, we still miss the mark. Recently, a not-for-profit organization announced the resignation of a popular leader. For some, the move was expected and the …

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Uneasy Lies the Head

April 15th, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, the title character finds himself worn out by his duties as king and jealous of his “poorest subjects [who] are at this hour asleep!” Poor King …

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Hitting the Wall

February 25th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Leaders are problem-solvers. One problem some leaders have difficulty solving is the problem of getting those who work for them to think for themselves. A CEO was sharing with me …

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Are You a Leader? Speak up!

January 21st, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

I’m a big proponent of leading with questions, and my third book – That’s A Great Question – click for link – contains more than 500 thought-provoking questions I’ve assembled over …

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Better or Worse?

October 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

“The measure of success,” said John Foster Dulles, “is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” …

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Citizen’s Arrest

October 1st, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Deputy Barney Fife is keeping his usual vigilant watch on the peaceful streets of Mayberry when Gomer Pyle leaves the post office, climbs into his truck and makes an illegal …

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Mary Kay 50th Anniversary: The Bumblebee that Could

September 24th, 2013  |  Published in Customer Service, Leadership, Organization Health

Mary Kay Ash launched her cosmetics business 50 years ago this month, using her life savings of $5,000 to start her company in a 500-square foot industrial storefront in Dallas. …

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