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Culture Change . . . Are You Nuts?

One fine day, not long ago, after comparing his company’s stock price against a peer group, the Chief Executive descended from on high and gathered his trustworthy Vice Presidents around him. “Hear ye all. I command ye to reshape our corporate … Continue reading

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The “Nocebo” Effect and Strategy Execution

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.   ~Charles W. Eliot By now nearly everyone has heard of the “placebo” effect, particularly as it pertains to medicine.  Just a reminder: The Placebo Effect is an … Continue reading

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More Leadership = Less Management

The purpose of leadership is to create more leaders, not more followers! When I first began my business career I took a crash course in business fundamentals, a mini-MBA my partner at the time called it.  Coming from academia (marine … Continue reading

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