Monthly Archives: September 2011

Management Fatigue . . .

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.  ~Vince Lombardi Two great coaches with unprecedented winning records, Vince Lombardi and John Wooden both believed that fitness and conditioning were the secret weapons of winning teams and each made fitness a part of … Continue reading

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Will it make the boat go faster ? . . .

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”  ~Bruce Lee Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Jules Verne Trophy – setting the fastest time around the world of 74 days 22 hours 17 minutes 22 seconds … Continue reading

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John Clayton . . . Profiles in Leadership, No. 1

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams I was at a client meeting the other day where we were discussing leadership and how even though … Continue reading

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Collateral Benefits ? . . .

As a result of the recent wars in the Middle East we have all become familiar with the term, “collateral damage”, which of course in this context refers to the unintended damage caused by a guided missile or smart bomb … Continue reading

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A Real Fish Story . . .

I couldn’t resist passing along this true story to all my flyfishing friends and business readers.  Every good story has a moral as well!  I don’t know where the original came from but thanks to one of my subscribers for … Continue reading

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More Leadership = Less Management

The purpose of leadership is to create more leaders, not more followers! When I first began my business career I took a crash course in business fundamentals, a mini-MBA my partner at the time called it.  Coming from academia (marine … Continue reading

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Corporate Dead Zones . . .

In my former life I was a marine biologist and even though it has been many years since I left academia for the world of business I am still fascinated by how much we can learn from studying the oceans … Continue reading

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