Monthly Archives: September 2014

Just What Do You Mean by Leadership Development?

One of my favourite business stories:  One day Little Johnny came home from school and asked his mother why Dad was always working late and why he had to bring work home as well.  Mommy replied that daddy has a … Continue reading

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Patience is . . .

My mother was a classy and wise woman and in many ways, thoroughly modern.  Not only was she a beauty queen in college, a high school music and English teacher, an accomplished pianist and organist, leader of the church choir, loved … Continue reading

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Going Global? Three Keys to Success

 Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country.  ~Horace Greeley The sage advice of 19th Century journalist and politician Horace Greeley about seeking out new territory and opportunities for growth has become a popular phrase and … Continue reading

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Peer Leadership, Courage and Culture Change

The best training program in the world is absolutely worthless without the will to execute it properly, consistently, and with intensity.  ~John Romaniello Let’s face it, corporate America has been trained, retrained, and then trained again (even trained out!) on leadership … Continue reading

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Culture Audits: We Have Been Asking the Wrong Question

Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it’s very hard to turn it, even slightly.  ~Dan Rather (journalist and former CBS News Anchor) I grew up at the dawn of the television era and watched intently as Walter Cronkite, … Continue reading

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A Few More Corporate Culture Myths

This is the third (and final) posting on the myths of corporate culture.  You might want to review the first and second posting as well.  These myths are taken from a chapter in my new book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to … Continue reading

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