Posts in Category of: Leadership

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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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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