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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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Wrong! 8 Common Assumptions about Culture Change

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.  ~Henry Ford One of my greatest insights about culture change came early in my career from an assignment with AVCO Everett Research Labs. Basically this was a defense technology … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes . . . Create a New Reality

Question:  Is the storm approaching or receding? Our eyes are wonderful things, perfectly adapted for the human species to be able to see across a broad and wide landscape, and yet in the next instant focus on a small task … Continue reading

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The Model T, Modern Cars and Strategy Execution

The Model T Ford revolutionized transportation for the common man, making the automobile, and freedom of movement, available to everyone.  One of the key points of the Model T was its simplicity.  It was built for one purpose only, to … Continue reading

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In Praise of Engineers . . .

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.  ~Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert cartoons) Recently I spent some time in Detroit with a client, but had some time to … Continue reading

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The Leader as Learner . . .

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.                    ~ Peter Drucker Leaders are interesting creatures. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and … Continue reading

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ATVs and Strategy Execution

The ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), or Quad Bike as they are commonly known, has revolutionized the world of the outdoorsman. Whether it is hunting, ranching or farm chores, the ATV has become the overwhelming choice for personal transportation and work in … Continue reading

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Old Dogs, New Tricks, and Management Effectiveness

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80.  ~Henry Ford Last month I took the written test for my UK driver’s license.  Now I have been driving since I was 16 years old, that’s nearly 5 decades, and … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Accountability?

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”  ~Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. I … Continue reading

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Are you a valued client or just a job number?

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.  -Henry Ford I’ve had two very recent interactions with the new generation of entrepreneurs that left me walking … Continue reading

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