Posts in Category of: Leadership

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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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Kinda, Sorta, So and Umm

June 6th, 2011  |  Published in Leadership

Communication Tips for Effective Leadership In college, I played drums in a jazz band numbering some 20 musicians. The leader – Dick Goodwin, a highly regarded music professor, well-traveled musician …

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All In or Playing Along?

May 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

A troubling game is starting to play out in the workplace. The game is being played for high stakes among bosses and their direct reports at all levels of organizations. …

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A Question for Leaders

April 1st, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

When things don’t go as planned, it’s tempting to point fingers. After all, we chuckle at the cynic’s view of the six project phases because there’s some truth to it. …

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Get Out of the Way

March 1st, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, many leaders are finding themselves in a delicate balancing act. A year ago, I alluded to this balancing act while watching leaders …

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The Legacy of Peter Drucker

November 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Event, Leadership

We celebrate the birthday of Peter Drucker this month. Born November 19, 1909, in Vienna, Drucker is considered the father of modern management because his insights and pioneering ideas transformed …

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Bill Parcells – Rules for CEOs

August 31st, 2010  |  Published in Event, Leadership

On October 8, 2007, future Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells unveiled to a national audience, tuned in to watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Buffalo Bills, a list of …

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The Trust Gap

August 7th, 2010  |  Published in Customer Service, Leadership, Organization Health, Problem Solving

In the 1960s, 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. Concurrent with this phenomenon – or perhaps because of it – cultural change accelerated …

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The Paradox of Freedom

June 30th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

Americans celebrate our freedom from tyranny in the month of July. As we begin the second half of the year, it struck me that our personal and professional effectiveness for …

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How Many Hats?

June 2nd, 2010  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

In the consulting firm I founded and led, we had the privilege of working with leaders at dozens of large, highly respected companies, including Avery Dennison, Burger King, Ericsson, Nextel, …

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Leadership, Berkshire-style

April 26th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

May 1 is the annual meeting – dubbed Woodstock for Capitalists – for shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. The following excerpts from …

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Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

April 6th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

Just 24 months ago, most companies around the world were having good years. I saw this first-hand as I spoke to groups of executives in the Netherlands, Canada and throughout …

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Leading in The New Normal: How to Be a Good Leader

February 13th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

Last month, I spoke to six groups of CEOs and their key executives in Atlanta, Georgia, Lexington, Kentucky, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Richmond, Virginia. These leaders are members of Vistage International, …

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