Archive | September, 2008

Taxpayer as Garbage Collector

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Unless Congress acquires testicular fortitude in the next few days, the taxpayer will become garbage collector and pay the “tipping fees” for our neighbors.  The current wording of the bailout has the government buying ALL distressed assets (not just securitized mortgage bundles), from ALL financial institutions (hedge funds and other wild west entities) with little […]

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Playing to Win: one way to think about it

Monday, September 22, 2008

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Twenty-five years of coaching reveal certain truths and patterns of behavior. But once in awhile one of my clients expresses thoughts about these in a memorable way. That happened in a coaching session this past week.  “Spencer” is an accomplished investment manager and deal-maker who yearns for a position in his firm that recognizes him […]

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If You See Something, Say Something

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Now that I am posting almost every day, it would be very helpful if you who visit this site would say something. We are about to overhaul this site, make it a lot easier to view and to explore, enrich its content and more. So, here are some topics on which your comments would be […]

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Ethics: Real Data

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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So many news items of cheating in so many different walks of life. Even fisherman are cheating (“yo-yo” tactics where the bait is filled with lead weights, the fish eat it and weigh more when the champion is decided).  Are there more people cheating or is more of the cheating reported? The Ethics Resource Center […]

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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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