Archive | January, 2009

You Bet Your Life — Insurance Companies Proposal Voted Down

Friday, January 30, 2009

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Got any idea of how we got into the financial crisis we are in? Understand that extreme leverage (too much debt compared with equity to back it up) is a key contributor to the economic disaster? Remember how much “insurance” was written by AIG without capital reserves? Then you will be pleased that the association […]


“He’s a lousy liar for a ceo”

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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This line was spoken by the character, Cal Lightman, in the new tv show, Lie to Me on Fox TV last evening. It reflects a too-widely held belief that the vast majority of CEOs are liars and cheats. The show is a drama based on real science of deception detection via involuntary microexpressions on our […]


We’re Back! And the Outlook Hasn’t Changed.

Monday, January 26, 2009

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We took a hiatus from the blogosphere, but we are back. There is simply too much that demands comment and too much to share from our frequent conversations with business owners and CEOs. It is still not clear to my community that the stimulus package will stimulate any time soon. After our monthly group meeting […]


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How Ordinary People Become
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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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