Monthly Archives: May 2011

Do what you . . .

Find something you love to do and you will never have to work a day in your life.  – Confucius One of the purposes of this blog is to provide me, and my readers, with an opportunity to rethink some … Continue reading

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Autopilot . . .

“I’ve been on autopilot way too long!”  – Ken Campbell Many years ago when I was a junior consultant I took my first business trip.  I was excited and after a short flight rented a car and found my way … Continue reading

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Leadership, Roots and Shoots

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.  -Dr. Jane Goodall Last evening I attended a dinner at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Parliament Building) … Continue reading

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Open to new solutions?

Several years ago I was looking for a way to approach a sensitive leadership issue with a client:  openness to new ideas, or in this case a severe lack of. Over the years this company had developed a “Not Invented … Continue reading

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Important Leadership Processes

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.  -Winston Churchill Before the rise of outsourcing of just about everything (including thinking in some companies), one of the key leadership processes of the … Continue reading

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Leadership “Truths” . . .

Professors James Kouzes and Barry Posner have written a little gem of a book recently titled The Truth about Leadership. It’s filled with wisdom and down to earth realities taken from their years of research on leadership.  It’s not Hollywood’s version … Continue reading

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Cult of “Leadership”

“Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around.”  — Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus One of the most frequent complaints I hear from mid-managers is the lack of real “engagement” with the senior team.  Most of … Continue reading

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