Monthly Archives: October 2014

The DEW Line and A Business Early Warning System

The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations established by the US and Canadian governments across the Canadian Arctic region in 1957 to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold … Continue reading

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Leadership Development: The Room with Two Doors

Let’s Make a Deal is a television game show that has been going, in various formats for over 50 years.  The most celebrated of its many hosts was the charismatic Monty Hall, with his perfect attire and dry sense of … Continue reading

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World Knowledge Forum – Seoul, South Korea

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 15th Annual World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea as both a panel moderator and speaker.  And this Forum attracted an impressive collection of politicians, academics, business leaders and entrepreneurs. The … Continue reading

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When National Culture and Corporate Culture Collide . .

A frequent reader of my blog postings on leadership and culture sent me the following paragraph from a much longer article: The British military recently revealed that this past August they had to deal with a mutiny among 300 Libyan soldiers … Continue reading

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Risk and the World of the CEO . . .

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffet I was having lunch the other day at one of my favourite business restaurants in London with a colleague. At one point the conversation turned to the “world of … Continue reading

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The Seven Faces of Corporate Culture

John’s Note:  The following is the first draft of the Introduction to a new book I am writing. A book prompted by readers of my last book suggesting I give them more detail, more “how to”, more specifics on corporate culture. I will … Continue reading

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Reinvent Yourself . . . especially with a short runway

 People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. ~Warren Bennis One of my favourite movies is the 2001 epic war film, Pearl Harbor,  starring Ben Affleck, Josh … Continue reading

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