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Active Listening: A Dire Need in a Polarized America

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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EXPERIENCE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ACADEMIA AND NOT FOR PROFIT WORLD In decades of experience with leaders in companies, universities and hospitals, nothing beats active listening for great problem-solving, consensus building and choices which deserve and get buy-in by the most people. What is active listening? Asking questions and really listening so well that you […]

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CEOs PREPARING FOR A SHOCK

Monday, September 8, 2014

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PERSONAL NOTE: immobilized and distracted for several months since March from an accident, I have returned to coaching business owners and CEOs  and resuming sharing the insights with those who aspire to be extraordinary leaders.   BACKGROUND My clients are almost all doing well, ahead of last year. But there is a nagging worry that […]

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THE JOB OF THE BOSS IS GROWTH

Monday, July 8, 2013

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What happened to growth? We can’t keep increasing profit by cutting cost any more. Here is how some leaders think and what they are doing. CONTEXT Exports disappointing? European business in the doldrums or worse? Domestic spending stilll sluggish and demand off? What are leaders doing about flat sales and not so great profits? Buy […]

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Leadership in 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

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Some baseball teams have won the World Series playing “small-ball (hit and run, stealing bases, trying to get singles and doubles).”  Others have played “big ball (stuffing the roster with hitters who can score with one swing of the bat and preferably with runners on base).”Any of them who has won has “left it all […]

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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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