Archive | March, 2011

How To Make Yourself Unhappy

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Among the financially successful business leaders with whom I work is a wide range of unhappiness or happiness. For a long time, I have explored this topic along with how they define success, their inner thoughts about life and work. Here is what emerged last evening from a conversation about this with one of my […]


When Does Intuition Fail?

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Most entrepreneurs are proud of decision-making by intuition. Some are more “plan-ful” than others. It gave me to wondering how to think about this. Jonah Lehrer’s book: “How We Decide” is a great read. It reinforces the idea that intuition is often based on real data available only in our subconscious.  We over-think and go […]


The Job Interview

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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Job Interview Past blogs have focused on experiences that provide insights into leadership. This one is about a job-seeker who demonstrated both being authentic and being “good on his feet (one of the archetypal shaping experiences in my book).” Interviewing for a position in an operating company with the CFO, the job-seeker knew that two […]


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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