Monthly Archives: April 2013

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra . . . and a Profound Lesson

Sometimes I just get lucky. And so I was able, due to a consulting schedule change, to pass through Boston last weekend and accept an invitation to the Boston Philharmonic Annual Fundraising Gala. This is no ordinary city orchestra. The … Continue reading

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Corporate Dead Zones . . .

(Originally posted in Sept, 2011) 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 … Continue reading

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The Master’s Touch . . .

Lots of people can talk about golf and explain the mechanics of a perfect swing; they can even play golf, but only a few are consistent tour winners! A few days ago I was invited to an evening function by … Continue reading

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Social Media and Strategy Execution

Like nearly everyone else on the planet with a smart phone or internet connection, I have a social media account and use twitter (not daily, but occasionally).  I use WordPress to post my blogs, Twitter to send out short messages … Continue reading

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The 3rd Deadly Sin of Poor Leadership . . .

In a previous posting I began a series on the sins of poor leadership. The first article,  3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  The 2nd Deadly … Continue reading

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It’s time for The American Fixit Party

It’s time someone formed The American Fixit Party and set down the decisions required to put this country on the right track. Instead of worrying about Palestinian statehood, gay marriage or spending $100M on capturing an asteroid, let’s fix the … Continue reading

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Crime is Crime: A Plea to “Tell it Straight” and Get Real!

If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.  ~Mark Twain Every day I try to scan the news on my iPad or laptop in order to keep up on world events … Continue reading

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