Posts in Category of: Leadership

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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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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 …

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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. He was the President of The United States during the Civil War, which …

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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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