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Foxhole Buddies . . .

“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out” -Walter Winchell Not too long ago I watched the HBO TV miniseries, The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks.  This is a companion piece to the widely acclaimed Band of Brothers. Both … Continue reading

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Classical Music in the South of France and Group Behaviour

After a successful two weeks of classical music in the south of France, I now have a chance to step back, relax and think about lessons learned.  It’s a habit I have used to good advantage throughout my business life, … 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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George and Harry Take a Trip . . .

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  -George Bernard Shaw One of the marvels of modern aviation transportation is the autopilot which on a long distance flight effectively and safely guides the jumbo jet … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda, Leadership and Corporate Culture

I was recently having breakfast at an out-of-town hotel (something I do quite often these days) prior to a client meeting and at the table next to me sat three businessmen.  They were also away on business and their day, … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture, Professionalism and the Conundrum of Subcultures

Conundrum:  (noun) a confusing or difficult problem or question. In my last blog post, The Illusion of Corporate Culture, Part 2, I focused on why I believe there is no one single corporate culture in an organization, but instead culture … Continue reading

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Corporate Dead Zones . . .

(Originally posted in Sept, 2011) In my former life I was a marine biologist and even though it has been many years since I left academia for the world of business I am still fascinated by how much we can … Continue reading

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