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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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Leadership . . . Unsafe at any Speed?

In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.  The book was called, Unsafe … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Leader: The Remake.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an good man.   -George Washington (1732-1799)   One of the fundamental tenants of corporate culture is the … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet of Corporate Culture

As a form of punishment, running the gauntlet has its origins in Roman times, and probably before.  A thief or coward was forced to run between two long lines of soldiers armed with clubs and spears. As the criminal ran … Continue reading

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Where is Your Corporate Culture Located?

Seek and ye shall find, but only if you are looking in the right place! A policeman was walking along a dimly lit street at night and noticed a man on hands and knees near the lamp post.  The man was obviously … Continue reading

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Patience is . . .

My mother was a classy and wise woman and in many ways, thoroughly modern.  Not only was she a beauty queen in college, a high school music and English teacher, an accomplished pianist and organist, leader of the church choir, loved … Continue reading

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The Many Myths of Corporate Culture

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.  ~ John F. Kennedy  Corporate culture is one of those business issues that, as we have seen, … Continue reading

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