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“Who’s Missing from this Meeting?”

Most business strategy and operations meetings are packed, standing room only, mainly because everyone wants to represent their function, protect their departmental budgets, and push for their ideas on strategy and products.  The room is full of people, ideas, and … Continue reading

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The Barometer and Leadership Effectiveness

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will … Continue reading

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Do Business Leaders Practice Like Other Professionals?

Whether it be sports, music or theatre, to get to the top takes talent and practice.  Practice, Practice, Practice.  And to stay on top takes more practice.  For every hour in a tennis tournament, a professional tennis player spends dozens … Continue reading

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Leadership Think Time . . .

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.  ~Abraham Lincoln I am always amazed, and a little saddened, as I observe how hectic the average day is for most … Continue reading

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