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Reinvent Yourself . . . especially with a short runway

 People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. ~Warren Bennis One of my favourite movies is the 2001 epic war film, Pearl Harbor,  starring Ben Affleck, Josh … Continue reading

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Peer Leadership, Courage and Culture Change

The best training program in the world is absolutely worthless without the will to execute it properly, consistently, and with intensity.  ~John Romaniello Let’s face it, corporate America has been trained, retrained, and then trained again (even trained out!) on leadership … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda, Leadership and Corporate Culture

I was recently having breakfast at an out-of-town hotel (something I do quite often these days) prior to a client meeting and at the table next to me sat three businessmen.  They were also away on business and their day, … Continue reading

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The Missing Leadership Competency

I must confess I am not a great fan of the popular focus on long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. I look at the long list of competencies that supposedly make up a … Continue reading

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The Courage to Admit Mistakes . . . Real Leadership

We must be big enough to admit mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.  ~John C. Maxwell One of the hardest things in life to do is admit a mistake.  We get personally embarrassed and … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Executive Search?

Lately I’ve been researching and talking to various leaders in a number of global executive search companies.  It’s no small industry either, being estimated at close to $10 billion. And at some point almost all large companies utilize executive search, whether to … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned “Gumption” . . .

“Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn’t can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.”   -Lucy Maude Montgomery I like the word, GUMPTION!  It’s an old fashioned word, probably of … Continue reading

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