Monthly Archives: October 2016

Legacy Leadership

The basics of leadership effectiveness are still valid, even in the Facebook age! If you recall the Hollywood movie, Space Cowboys, you know the gist of the story is that an old Soviet satellite is on a course to crash-land … Continue reading

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What Did You Learn at School Today?

Life is a serious teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards, When my daughter was young we had a ritual at the dinner table.  I would always ask the question: “What did you learn at school today?”.  Some … Continue reading

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Time, Relationships and 50th High School Reunion

Maybe one day I can have a reunion with myself.  ~Sebastian Bach To be quite honest, I was a little apprehensive about attending my 50th high school reunion, and for a number of reasons.  First of all, 50 years is … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain! Why are you abandoning ship?

A couple of years ago I wrote this post about the responsibilities of leadership, but in light of the recent Wells Fargo bank scandal and other examples of unaccountability, I feel compelled to republish it again. “On the sea there … Continue reading

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Culture Questions I Am Often Asked . . .

I am often asked by senior executives various questions concerning corporate culture. This past week was no exception when I spoke to a group of risk professionals and regulators from the Australian banking and financial services sector.  The conference title was … Continue reading

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The Focus of Culture Change is not Culture

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~Alexander Graham Bell When I was a young boy I got great delight from playing with a magnifying glass. Not … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture works on human logic, not business logic

If you don’t understand your culture, you don’t understand your business. Early humans had a pretty tough life as hunters and gatherers and to survive, belonging to a tribe and being accepted usually meant the difference between survival and death.  Being … Continue reading

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