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Leadership and Management: A More Productive Discussion

  Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  ~Henry David Thoreau Flyfishing teaches me a lot about life, especially business life.  One of the lesson’s I relearn regularly in flyfishing, … Continue reading

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The Real Job of Leadership

In today’s world of rapid advancements in technology, some of the basic truths of business effectiveness and sustainability seem to have been forgotten as we embrace the belief that technology will solve everything. The current belief among business leaders is … Continue reading

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A Modern Twist on an Old Chinese Proverb

There’s no denying the wisdom of Confucius, and this quote especially resonates with me. Perhaps more than anything because my parents were both teachers and stressed the importance of education for all children.  And I don’t just mean schooling and … Continue reading

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Cultural Drift

Change happens, whether we force it or ignore it! I clearly remember my second year in college sitting in a marine geology class and discussing the then revolutionary topic of continental drift. After decades of theories and much scoffing at … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from Fly Fishing

It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.          ~John Steinbeck Trout are a lot like people; both predictable and highly unpredictable. The … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing . . .

“The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.”  ~Herber Hoover Every once in a while (far too infrequent I might add), I have the opportunity to take some time off away from consulting and … Continue reading

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Where does real innovation come from?

Innovation has been heralded as the solution to sustainability in our current VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) global business environment. As a result, everyone is coming up with consulting approaches and training courses designed to instill a culture of innovation and … Continue reading

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