Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

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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Culture as Business and Social “Glue”

Nothing is so painful to experience than when a company or a nation begins to deteriorate from the inside out. Every business organization has a  unique identity and purpose that differentiates it from the others. And these elements of uniqueness are evidenced in the corporate culture. … 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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Social Media and Strategy Execution

Like nearly everyone else on the planet with a smart phone or internet connection, I have a social media account and use twitter (not daily, but occasionally).  I use WordPress to post my blogs, Twitter to send out short messages … Continue reading

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3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership

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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Leadership Think Time . . .

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.  ~Abraham Lincoln I am always amazed, and a little saddened, as I observe how hectic the average day is for most … Continue reading

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What Leadership Class Did They Take?

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. ~Thomas Jefferson Great news!  The discussion about leadership from my previous blogs, A Chance Meeting at the Airport and Leadership Can’t Be Taught . . … Continue reading

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