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Corporate Culture and False Assumptions

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 defence technology … Continue reading

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A Life Lesson . . . in Leadership

Walter Brennan, three-time Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor, stared in a 32 episode TV series, The Tycoon, between 1964-1965.  The very first episode was entitled “Horatio Alger Again”, and I remember watching it with amazement, because that one episode … 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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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 defence … 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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