Posts in Category of: Leadership

The Real Me

March 19th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Pete Townshend of The Who wrote “The Real Me” 40 years ago as the second song in the rock opera Qudrophenia. The song asks, “Can you see the real me?” …

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Lincoln: 5 Leadership Lessons

February 5th, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership

Abraham Lincoln’s Leadership Style Abraham Lincoln was born 204 years ago this month on February 12, 1809. Americans celebrate Presidents Day in honor of Lincoln and George Washington, born February …

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Seeking Inspiration

January 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Starting today, nearly 1,000 people from at least a dozen countries will begin arriving in Dallas for the Vistage International Conference. The successful men and women executives gathering for the …

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No More Mediocre

November 27th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

Year-end can be an opportune time for reflection. As you think back on the year that’s coming to a close, take an honest assessment of what worked and what didn’t. …

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Darrell Royal – More Than Winning

November 13th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership

Former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal died at age 88 on November 7, 2012. He left a rich legacy and many essential leadership lessons. I grew up watching …

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If Not You, Who?

November 6th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

People crave leadership. Even when we disagree with a leader, their beliefs drive decisions that energize us.  We can choose to move toward their vision or away from it. Today …

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Making a Choice

September 25th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

I work with a lot of winners. But even winners realize they can improve. In an executive coaching session last week with a CEO, the topic turned to accountability in …

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Moonshot

September 4th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

The death last week of astronaut Neil Armstrong marked the remembrance of a bygone era. Armstrong, of course, was the first man to walk on the moon along with colleague …

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Who, Me? An Olympian?

August 7th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

The 30th Olympiad opened 10 days ago, attracting nearly 11,000 athletes from 204 countries competing in about 300 events. Modern era games have come a long way from the ancient …

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Training Camp Victories

July 31st, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

Training Camps: Comparing Football to Business Amid the splash of the Olympic Summer Games, football training camps have opened quietly across America. Whether the training camps are held at high …

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On the bridge or in the galley?

July 17th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Recession Recovery As businesses emerge from the worst recession in 80 years, many leaders of small and mid-sized businesses find that they’ve been pulled into operations during recession recovery. Over …

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The Making of a Legacy

June 26th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Reputation

The Walmart Legacy On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas. He was 44 years old. Five years later, Walton had expanded to 24 …

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NFL Draft, Skill and Will

April 24th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Problem Solving

Skill Can Be Taught, But What About Will? This Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the 77th annual meeting of National …

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Titanic, Gen. Sedgwick & Hubris

April 17th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

Two days ago was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The “unsinkable” ship sank on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from …

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The 12 Culture Crashers

April 3rd, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

Party crashers aren’t new. Noah probably dealt with a few before floating off on his ark with his family and the animal kingdom. Two years ago, Tareq and Michaele Salahi …

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How to Defy the Odds of Failure

January 10th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Setting New Year’s Resolutions: Defy Failure This Year It’s the dawn of a New Year. Are you setting New Year’s resolutions? Studies show that the resolutions most of us make …

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Live in the Now

December 27th, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Are You Living in the Now? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle What’s your most precious commodity? It’s time. …

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12 Christmas Questions

December 6th, 2011  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership

In 2005, I became a Chair for Vistage International. My charge then as now was to assemble a group of 16 owners, partners, presidents and CEOs from non-competing businesses and …

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America’s Most Famous Question

November 22nd, 2011  |  Published in Leadership

America’s Best Presidential Inauguration Speeches Forty-eight years ago today, our third grade teacher sent us home early. President Kennedy had been fatally wounded in Dallas, Texas. From the time John …

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A Winning Culture

August 9th, 2011  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health

Company Culture: How to Start Winning As the NBA Finals unfolded six weeks ago, the Dallas Mavericks claimed the title from the Dallas Cowboys as “America’s Team.” It seemed basketball …

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