Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Worst Operation . . .

Would you schedule yourself for an operation that only had a 20% chance of success? Remember the kids’ game Operation?  Picking out the organs and bones with enough skill not to touch the sides of the game board with the … Continue reading

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My Brother-in-Law, the Plumber . . .

My sister married a plumber.  He was a very successful plumber, enough so to have an expensive waterskiing boat, several cars and a large house.  But he wasn’t like me. Here’s the back story.  By the time I met my … Continue reading

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New Business Book Now Available Now in Paperback

LEVERAGE: THE CEO’S GUIDE TO CORPORATE CULTURE JUST PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK ON AMAZON Few concepts in business contain so many powerful truths, and at the same time so much crap, as corporate culture. 35 Years of Asking the Hard Questions … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know . . .

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.   ~John F. Kennedy Chances are high that most CEO’s don’t have much time to read, either for business or pleasure.  And chances are even higher most don’t read books about corporate culture. … Continue reading

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If It Feels Good Tomorrow . . .

Been busy this past week launching my new business book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, so this is a repost from 2011.  One of my favorites. In 1973 I met a man who changed my life.  His … Continue reading

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Check Out the Bathrooms: Seeing Corporate Culture and Leadership

Recently I had a very enjoyable business meeting with a former CEO who is now an advisor to a private equity investment group.  Having someone who has “been there” in the hot seat multiple times provides valuable insights to financial … Continue reading

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My Thriller Novels Now in Paperback

Perfect for Holiday Reading  Historical and Political Thriller Novels by John Childress Now Out in Paperback After over a year in e-book format, all four of John Childress’s thriller novels are now available in paperback on Amazon and other on-line … Continue reading

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