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Develop Character First, Leadership Will Follow

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  ~Helen Keller In the middle of the second World War, Britain was facing a shortage … Continue reading

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The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership, Part 2

In a previous posting I began a series on the 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership. My initial posting focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  This is especially damaging to … Continue reading

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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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The First Step on the Road to Leadership

The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step.  ~Lao Tzu To say that the road to becoming an effective leader is long and difficult is an understatement and definitely not for the faint of heart. And … 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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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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Game Over !

First we shape our institutions, and afterwards they shape us!  ~Winston Churchill After a particularly tough day, the chief executive of a major corporation came home exhausted. A barrage of crises and questions assaulted him all day. Some of these … Continue reading

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