Archive | November, 2008

Brain Research Confirms Nurture vs. Nature

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Kate Zernike (Never Let Them See You Sweat, New York Times, November 30, 2008) has written an important and timely article on leadership. In brief, she reports that the “uncommon” calm, confident manner you see in Barack Obama is only partly genetic, partly the result of experience (challenges, setbacks, recovery and learning). And she points […]



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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There is plenty of grounds for complaint by many, given events of the past few months. But Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect, to express gratitude for what we have and for what has not been visited upon us. You will find that taking a few moments with others, each to identify one or […]


Resource During This Economic Crisis

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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I mentioned my Vistage CEO Group in my radio interview with Jim Blasingame of the Small Business Advocate. I made two suggestions that I omitted from the last post: (1) go to the website and see the articles on surviving the economic crisis and search for Q2 Confidence Index and (2) go to […]


Small Business Advocate — Surviving This Economy

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Funny how a deadline focuses the mind. I had a conversation this morning with Jim Blasingame, radio host and an incredibly valuable source of knowledge and insight for small business. Preparing for what is always a lively and challenging interview made me extract the juice from brainstorming sessions with my clients and Vistage CEO Group […]


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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