Archive | March, 2009

Unlimited Largesse Lifts Stock Market

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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The feckless, amoral Congress ranted about TARP money funding Wall Street bonuses, then stopped fulminating. But where were the elected representatives and the administration’s money-disbursers when they allowed AIG to pay down tens of billions of debt to their friends at Goldman Sachs and the like. This did not reduce toxic assets or increase the […]

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Masters of the Universe: The Truth About Wall Street

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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David Leonhardt (NY TImes, today, the Looting of Americas Coffers) has it right. If you dont yet understand how overwhelming greed led bankers and investment bankers to build a house of cards, walk away with bonuses based on performance that would lead to billions of write-offs of their own companies and not care, you must […]

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Momentum Leadership in Tough Times

Monday, March 2, 2009

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I have a coaching client who has made a breakthrough in her leadership. The powerpoint exercise tool I am attempting to embed in this post played a role in conversations which led her to shift focus and try new things. Good leaders know they are on stage at all times, their eye contact and body […]

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Bailout: Change the People or Change the People

Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Betting Against Obama I recently heard someone at the local YMCA say “I hope Obama fails.” Aghast that someone not too rich and insulated to work out at the Y would hold such an ignorant and selfish view, I began thinking of the reasons he might fail. One that stands out flows from the management […]

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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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