Archive | February, 2009

The Death of Capitalism

Friday, February 20, 2009

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If you dont know about Jim Blasingame, award winning small business advocate, coach, brain trust leader and radio host, you should (see link at end of this post). Jim’s commentary always helps business owners and his questions always push my thinking. He asked me this morning if I were worried about the death of capitalism. […]

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The Depression Inside Us

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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There is a lot of talk these days about the economy dropping from recession into depression. There is plenty in the press that is making some people more cautious and prudent in spending and finances, plenty that is putting some people in economic survival mode. All are trying to cope as best they can. But […]

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Dealing with Stress — A CEOs View

Friday, February 6, 2009

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One of my CEO friends was asked by a young management student: “How do you deal with the stress of so many challenges at once? I have been only a manager before going back to school and the stress was really challenging?” My friend answered this way: “First and foremost, you need to develop a […]

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A Little Daschel Do You

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Better late than never: “Daschle withdraws as cabinet nominee (NYTimes.com, Feburary 3)” article by Jeff Zeleny. If there is one promise that candidate Obama made that matters above all else it is the promise to restore a modicum of integrity to Washington D.C. People have become cynical: “Everybody does it.” And they have been too […]

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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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