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Does Water Have More Determination Than Your Leadership Team?

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated … Continue reading

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The Wright Brothers and Commitment

When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.  ~Howard Schultz I am writing this as I sit inside the cabin of a Boeing 767-400ER passenger jet on my way to facilitate a … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Executive Search?

Lately I’ve been researching and talking to various leaders in a number of global executive search companies.  It’s no small industry either, being estimated at close to $10 billion. And at some point almost all large companies utilize executive search, whether to … Continue reading

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The Four Yeses and Leadership

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.  ~Mahatma Gandhi Real leaders, experienced leaders, leaders who get results and develop more leaders, have a special wisdom when … Continue reading

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My Daughter, the 13-year-old poet . . .

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watching the Olympics from the other side of 60 years old I can’t help but be impressed by the commitment and talent … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eye on the Goal . . .

I recently spent a delightful hour having coffee with a former co-worker I hadn’t been in touch with for 12 years.  We had some very fond memories of our work together and spent part of the time bringing each other … Continue reading

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Frog in a Rut . . .

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. – Henry Ford Once upon a time there was a little frog hopping through the forest when he came upon a muddy logging … Continue reading

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