Monthly Archives: June 2016

Newspapers, Company Policies and Corporate Culture

Several years ago a relatively new employee at a large British newspaper was curious why the papers were so big, so he asked one of the older executives. The reply came quickly. “All quality newspapers are big; customers would not want it any … Continue reading

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You Want to Talk or Fish?

One day a Game Warden drove up to a large pond and saw a man in a fishing boat out in the middle.  He stopped the car and decided to watch for a few minutes.  Just then the man in … Continue reading

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English Football (soccer) and Executive Development

Note:  This was written and posted in 2014 but is still very appropriate, especially with the UEFA European Championships under way. For the past 20 years  I have been living in London and to say that the English are football … Continue reading

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Always Drink Upstream From the Herd . . .

When a herd of cattle enter a stream to drink, not only do they stir up the mud and silt, but use it as a toilet as well.  So you can imagine the water is much cleaner and healthier upstream … Continue reading

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Change the Leader or Change the Leader?

“I’ve got enough change management.  What I’m looking for is change leadership!” ~a frustrated CEO. One of the most frequent questions I am asked by Board Chairmen is “when is the right time to change the CEO?”  Usually this is … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Leadership from Fitbit

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.  ~Ken Blanchard Athletes serious about improving their fitness and physical capabilities have always known the value of feedback.  How do you know if you are improving without feedback? Feedback is useful for monitoring progress, … Continue reading

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Presence: the other success principle

(Note:  This is a post I wrote in January, 2014, but with the recent success of the movie, Eddie the Eagle, I thought the message would again resonate – John R Childress) Presence is more than just being there.  ~Malcolm … Continue reading

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