Archive | October, 2008

Auto(matic) Bailouts For Big Boys

Friday, October 31, 2008

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There has been a mindset in Washington D.C. that government should be completely hands off of business and markets except when, through poor management exacerbated by the economy, the biggest of the big companies should be bailed out with cash and guarantees and tax breaks. Those on “Main Street” with real and sweat equity in […]

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Neuroscience: Obama Infomercial and Your Brain

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Barack Obama’s informercial last evening resonated with many people. There is science underlying its effectiveness. Neuroscience. There is a part of your brain, your amygdala, that makes you uneasy, upset, afraid when you sense that things are out of control. As it gets more active, it sends signals to other parts of your brain, beginning […]

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Neuroleadership Summit

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Am away today at Neuroleadership Summit in NYC,learning what has been learned about connections: experience, the brain, the mind and leadership. And coaching. Important to continually “sharpen the saw.” More later.

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Extraordinary Leaders: Book Translations

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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My book (see icon to the right, below) has now been translated into two more languages: Chinese (Mandarin, I believe) and Portugese (For Brasil). I would love to know from readers for whom these are first languages anything about the translation. And anything about distribution. Thank you in advance for any feedback.

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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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