Posts in Category of: Leadership

Test Time

September 17th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

School’s back in session, and most kids – from first graders to grad students – have already taken at least one test. Almost everything – in school, in business, in …

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The Last 100 Days

September 3rd, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Plenty has been written about a leader’s first 100 days. The concept of looking at a leader’s accomplishments over a 100-day period was introduced by U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt in …

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I Have A Dream

August 27th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

MLK’s I Have A Dream Speech – A Lesson for Leaders Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. MLK’s speech – originally entitled …

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Honk!

August 20th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Awareness & Meeting Expectations I was stopped for a red light with cars on either side of me In the lane to my left were seven cars waiting for the …

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The Lone Ranger Rides

August 6th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

In 1933, thanks to the modern-day marvel of radio, the Lone Ranger rode into our lives. The Masked Man and Tonto are still alive and well 80 years later as …

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Swing, Batter

June 11th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

I was in #Chicago this past weekend getting our daughter settled in to start a summer internship with high-powered ad agency #LeoBurnett. Jordan and I indulged our inner #FerrisBueller and …

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The Ayes Have It

May 14th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Three weeks ago, I was speaking to a group of executives in Vancouver BC. I shared a cartoon I’ve had for some time that shows the senior executive of a …

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Smoke Signals

April 23rd, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Last month, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was named the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. He will be known as Pope Francis I. You’re likely familiar with …

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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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July 1969 Moon Landing

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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