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In Search of the Real Corporate Culture

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. ~Arthur Conan Doyle As a young boy I read most of the Sherlock Holmes books, watched the old black and white movies on TV late at night when Basil Rathbone was … Continue reading

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The 7 Corporate Culture Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Leadership and learning are indispensable from one another.  ~John F. Kennedy I like questions.  Questions make people think.  Statements may go in one ear and out the other, but a good question will bounce around inside your head until you … Continue reading

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Leadership and Management: A More Productive Discussion

  Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  ~Henry David Thoreau Flyfishing teaches me a lot about life, especially business life.  One of the lesson’s I relearn regularly in flyfishing, … Continue reading

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The Real Job of Leadership

In today’s world of rapid advancements in technology, some of the basic truths of business effectiveness and sustainability seem to have been forgotten as we embrace the belief that technology will solve everything. The current belief among business leaders is … Continue reading

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Leadership Choices: Prices and Payoffs

Michael Porter, the Harvard professor best known for his pioneering work on competitive strategy believes that an effective strategy is mostly about choice.  What you choose to do to compete and what you choose not to do, especially since every … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Leader: The Remake.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an good man.   -George Washington (1732-1799)   One of the fundamental tenants of corporate culture is the … Continue reading

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The DEW Line and A Business Early Warning System

The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations established by the US and Canadian governments across the Canadian Arctic region in 1957 to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold … Continue reading

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