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English Football (soccer) and Executive Development

Note:  This was written and posted in 2014 but is still very appropriate, especially with the UEFA European Championships under way. For the past 20 years  I have been living in London and to say that the English are football … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Leadership from Fitbit

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.  ~Ken Blanchard Athletes serious about improving their fitness and physical capabilities have always known the value of feedback.  How do you know if you are improving without feedback? Feedback is useful for monitoring progress, … Continue reading

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Understanding Corporate Culture and New Hire Fit

A senior executive friend of mine recently changed companies after 19 years with the same firm.  After that long it is easy to understand how he had become a part of the corporate culture, and a staunch spokesperson for the … Continue reading

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Slow Down, Reflect and Learn . . .

Experience isn’t the best teacher, it is the only teacher.  ~Albert Schweitzer This is one of my favourite and useful quotes.  I strongly believe, especially in the world of business consulting, that too many young consultants are giving advice based … Continue reading

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How to Spot a “Crappy” Executive . . .

Like most everything else, the range of executive effectiveness (from the extremes of  “totally ineffective” to “leading on all fronts”), probably follows somewhat of a bell-shaped distribution. It is easy to spot those executives at either end of the spectrum, … Continue reading

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New Orleans and Old Wine in New Bottles . . .

It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New … Continue reading

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