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My Story and Corporate Culture

Note:  to understand why I blog so much about leadership, business life and corporate culture, you need to know a little about me as a person.  Hope this helps. Experience isn’t the best teacher, it is the only teacher!  ~Dr. … Continue reading

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Adam Smith and Corporate Culture

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Adam Smith Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and a pioneer thinker in the area … Continue reading

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World Strategy Summit: Abu Dhabi, UAE

This coming week, Nov. 17-19, 2015 I will be participating in the World Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I will be a keynote speaker alongside Tom Peters, Gary Hamel and Rene Mauborgne. Tom Peters co-authored one of the top … Continue reading

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Admiral Rickover and The Responsibility of Leadership

(Note:  This is a blog I published over 2 years ago, but the message needs repeating, at least to me!) “Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be … Continue reading

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do . . .

If you are a child of the 60’s, then  you can easily hear in your memory the lyrics to this Neil Sedaka blockbuster.  If you can’t recall them, or are from a  different generation, click here for a blast from … Continue reading

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What I Do . . . Facilitate Strategy Meetings

When you grow up in a household of teachers (Mom taught English and Music, my Dad taught Math and coached basketball, taught aircraft engine mechanics during WWII, then later in life became a District Principal and County  Superintendent of Schools … Continue reading

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Just Published! FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution

“Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood … Continue reading

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