Archive | February, 2013

Credit Where It Is Due — A Tactic for the Boss

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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In my radio interview with Jim Blasingame (Small Business Advocate), I gave him three questions to ask when you are eager to get someone to change their mind and take action accordingly. I failed to give credit to the source, a speaker at the January worldwide Vistage International Conference: Daniel Pink. Pink spoke of getting […]


What’s A Boss To Do (reprise)?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Our conversation this morning with Jim Blasingame of Small Business Advocate focused on a problem he believes is endemic to small business: the owner’s inability (or unwillingness) to rise above fire drills and checkbook management to do the job called “CEO.” Jim believes the next four years will be as turbulent as the past five […]


2013 – What’s the Boss To Do?

Monday, February 25, 2013

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In anticipation of an internet radio conversation with my friend Jim Blasingame (the small business advocate), I have been thinking about recent conversations with CEOs and business owners. Two themes have emerged. First, living with change is a permanent condition. And while the boss can get valuable input from within the enterprise (and should), navigating […]


Leaders are Parents at Work

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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This past week, my younger son became a father for the first time. His older brother has 1 and 4 year olds. Our conversations covered their thoughts on their new stage of life and also how the experience has shaped their approach to leadership at work. When they were youngsters, my wife and I set […]


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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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