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Needed Urgently: Stewardship and Statesmanship

There is no ownership of the future.  There is only stewardship. Quite a few years ago there was a best selling business book that caught the attention of the more thoughtful in business and the executive ranks.  The book, What … Continue reading

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Are Your Leaders Real?

In Act I Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play, Othello, Iago (who aligns himself with the two-faced God, Janus) is the story’s primary agent of change and his actions cause the downfall of the main characters. Without Iago’s scheming, Othello and Desdemona would likely have remained married and Cassio in … Continue reading

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Leadership Can’t Be Taught . . .

This is a post from a year ago that I think is appropriate for the current times, when we are still seeking leaders to rise up and be counted. Let me know what you think! Experience isn’t the best teacher, … 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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Leadership as Stewardship: Oh Captain, My Captain . . .

In 2009, at the height of the banking crisis, I wrote an article about the role of leadership as both the cause and the solution.  With today’s focus on regulation as a solution to curbing the excesses in banking, I … Continue reading

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Leadership Shadows and a Teachable Moment . . .

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who casts the biggest shadow of all?”  ~apologies to Maleficent, the Wicked Queen in Snow White Several years ago I was invited to attend an end of year conference for one of my large clients. … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Accountability?

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”  ~Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. I … Continue reading

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