Category Archives: consulting

The 7 Corporate Culture Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Leadership and learning are indispensable from one another.  ~John F. Kennedy I like questions.  Questions make people think.  Statements may go in one ear and out the other, but a good question will bounce around inside your head until you … Continue reading

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The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership: Part 3

In previous postings I began a series on the sins of poor leadership. The first article,  Part 1,  focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  The 2nd Deadly Sin of Poor Leadership detailed how the … Continue reading

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The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership, Part 2

In a previous posting I began a series on the 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership. My initial posting focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  This is especially damaging to … Continue reading

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The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership: Part 1

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today.  ~Abraham Lincoln When I was in college in the 60’s there was a popular saying: “What goes around comes around”.  To me this saying seemed to be based on … Continue reading

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The Official and the “Unofficial” Organization Chart

Hidden Agenda at home and work! Everyone knows about the existence of the official agenda and the “hidden agenda”.  The hidden agenda being those issues which everyone knows about but are not willing to open up for honest discussion.  Instead, … Continue reading

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Death by Plastic . . .What Happened to My Holiday?

“Think about it. Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?”  ~Jeb … Continue reading

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Public Speaking and Match the Hatch

There are two kinds of speakers; those that are nervous and those that are liars. ~Mark Twain I was at dinner last evening with a good friend of mine and his lovely wife.  He owns and runs a very special … Continue reading

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