Monthly Archives: September 2015

Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin

There are certain people that exude a certain kind of humble confidence. When you meet them they seem to have a “what you see is what you get” authenticity. What makes them like this, comfortable with themselves as well as … Continue reading

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When The Crazy Thing is the Right Thing – Leadership Lessons From Adopting A Puppy

When do you intuitively choose to do one thing when your rational brain instructs you to back off? For example, You hire someone who is absolutely brilliant but have no place for her/him now in your organization You see an … Continue reading

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Going Out on a Limb is Exhilarating

“Anything is possible if you have enough nerve” JK Rowling  Last week A colleague told me he wanted to write a book A friend expressed an interest in visiting a far-away country An executive decided to explore a new business … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Strategic Thinker

So much of our time as leaders is spent reacting to urgent tactical problems. Very little of our activity is focused on reflection. The result is that we produce great short-term results but sacrifice significant strategic thought. I talked with … Continue reading

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The Kindness Factor

 “I will never forget his kindness to me,” remarked an executive recently in reference to a boss who was retiring. “How so?” I asked, curious to understand how she experienced this character trait in her boss. “He was so empathic and supporting … Continue reading

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