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Who Will Tell The Boss the Truth?

Friday, March 17, 2017

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BACKGROUND Being at the top is a lonely position. Even the most open leader cannot share all his thoughts and concerns with anyone. And subordinates of even the most beloved boss will not provide radical candor in feedback s(he) needs to be as better leader. So, it is no surprise that one of my clients […]

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 […]

Success Without Succession?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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SUCCESS WITH SUCCESSION One “founder” client opted for real succession planning three years ago, had a mis-step with his first hire of a CEO to replace himself, but kept at it until he found a leader he says is far better than he at the next phase of the life of the company. The successful […]

BUSINESS OWNER: ARE YOU SWAMPED? A PARADIGM AND IDEAS FOR GROWING YOUR TIME

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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THE PROBLEM  Never have enough time for all you want to do? Putting off really important tasks because you are caught up in day-to-day problem-solving?  THE ROOT CAUSE  Leading a company is hard work, frustrating, uncertain, stressful, time-consuming, even scary at times. Why, then, do so few leaders invest in growing more time for themselves? […]

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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