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It’s Not About the Horse (Part 2)

Friday, April 10, 2015

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EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS: It’s Not About the Horse, Part Two In the prior post, we described the challenge of working directly with the horse and the immediate feedback and learning we received. The learning was surprisingly relevant to work and family. Examples included: Inadequate support kills rapport (the horse put his foot down when he sensed […]


Cookies for CEOs

Friday, December 7, 2012

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From time to time one of my faves — and AmyK is one of those — tells a story to my CEO Group members or clients that I think is so powerful it is worth sharing. So, with attribution to this most wonderful of workshop leaders (she is available on a retainer basis) here is […]


Why She Lost? Fundamentals.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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So, having done a great job of turning around a failing franchise, motivating the players, focusing on teamwork and composure: why did the US. Women’s soccer team lose? Fundamentals. The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team did not reach the minimum level of skill in ball handling or in “finishing” attacks. With almost 15 shots on goal […]


CEO As Coach? Ways to Win

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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CEO As Coach? Ways to Win. Pia Sundhage may be a sports coach (U.S. Women’s Soccer), but she shows more savvy than many a CEO. Can you identify the top 7 leadership techniques that Pia used to turnaround a failing and dysfnctional U.S. women’s soccer tem, taking their performance and spirit up a couple of […]


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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