Monthly Archives: December 2011

Plan your work . . . work your plan

Plan the work and work the plan.  -Vince Lombardi When we sold our consulting firm in 2000 and I retired to France I decided to write novels.  Thriller novels to be exact.  After all, I had time on my hands … Continue reading

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The T-puzzle and Strategy Execution

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.  -Vince Lombardi I live in the UK and one of the many traditions at Christmas dinner is the Christmas “cracker”.  Essentially this is a short tube filled … Continue reading

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Why I Love Christmas . . .

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  ~Roy L. Smith Christmas is my most favourite time of the year and this year, as I write my 173rd blog posting of 2011, I … Continue reading

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Cesar Milan and Organizational Leadership

“I rehabilitate dogs; I train people.”  -Cesar Milan I must admit that I am a great fan of the tv series, The Dog Whisperer.  Actually, if truth be known, I am addicted.  But then I am in good company since … Continue reading

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Governance and governance . . .

“It is clear that good corporate governance makes good sense. The name of the game for a company in the 21st Century will be conform while it performs.“   -Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England As a result of … Continue reading

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The office Christmas party . . . with a twist

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.   -Phyllis Diller Ah, yes.  The office Christmas party.  Good intentions hijacked with excessive drinking and the not-so-hidden agenda of office politics. Too often … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Accountability . . .

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.   -Theodore Roosevelt In nearly every leadership workshop I have facilitated over the past 30 years the issues of … Continue reading

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