Archive | May, 2008

Leadership Fave of the Week: LeadershipNow.com

Thursday, May 22, 2008

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Always searching for valuable insight, content and resources, I discovered a website rich in all of the above. Michael McKinney has assembled a great mix, a smorgasbord of stuff about leadership.   What is especially meaningful to me is that McKiinney is a kindred spirit: we both believe that leadership is about becoming a better […]

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Fixing America: NBA Joins the Ranks of Cheats

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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As if we did not have enough agita with the NFL and Patriots Spying, it has come to light that referees — yes, referees — in the NBA were (1) making calls to favor one team over another, (2) advising the coaches of what they were doing and (3) betting on the games. Unless and […]

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Patriots Spying

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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On February 3rd of this year, HuffingtonPost.com carried my post about spying on other teams by the Patriots. I said that the issue would be evergreen because the team and the league took a Nixonian stance: stonewalling, denial and destruction of records.   Today, Senator Arlen Specter, citing new information from former Patriots’ employee Matt Walsh, […]

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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