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Coalition of the Willing for America

Monday, July 11, 2016

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CACAPHONY OF VOICES WITHOUT LISTENING We are a highly divided nation in an era of highly divided other nations. And, as a leadership expert, my view is that those in the public eye are feeding the frenzy, failing to lead us all, failing to inspire us all and so much is at stake for us […]

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Leadership Maturity: Inside the Eminence Grise

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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In a prior post, I wrote about the “eminence grise,” the person you recognize immediately as having wisdom and gravitas. It is evident in the highly relevant, experience-based stories they tell, the penetrating questions, the ability to distill a complicated situation to the simplest core, their centeredness and calm under duress. They are broad-based thinkers, […]

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Missing The Boat (Too Few Female Leaders)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Once in awhile, an article in the press catches my eye that shows in some world other than business my leadership hypotheses have broad application: So many companies are missing the boat by having far too few female executives in senior positions. Consider Lt. Cdr. Sarah West, the first woman in 500 years of Royal […]

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Neuroscience: Obama Infomercial and Your Brain

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Barack Obama’s informercial last evening resonated with many people. There is science underlying its effectiveness. Neuroscience. There is a part of your brain, your amygdala, that makes you uneasy, upset, afraid when you sense that things are out of control. As it gets more active, it sends signals to other parts of your brain, beginning […]

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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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