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Archive for June, 2010

Leadership Lessons From the Gulf – Part I.

June 22, 2010
Leadership Lessons From the Gulf – Part I.

A colleague asked and we explore the question: “The BP Gulf of Mexico Crisis is just gushing with leadership lessons. What do you think are the most important lessons leaders can learn from this?”

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Book Review: Drive by Daniel Pink

June 15, 2010
Book Review: Drive by Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink has hit this one out of the park, again! Finally, someone has connected the dots on motivation, and why our system doesn’t work. We’ve been starring at those dots for decades. Pink points out that, for all practical purposes, management hasn’t changed in a 100 years. Leaders and managers cannot motivate employees; not […]

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Book Review: How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

June 12, 2010
Book Review: How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

The silent creep of impending doom is the title Collins chose for the first chapter in this excellent review of how companies go astray. As usual, Collins did an in depth research to discover why companies fail and how that failure is shaped. He determined that there are five stages of decline for an organization: Stage […]

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Misplaced outrage . . .

June 5, 2010
Misplaced outrage . . .

Is it really practical or useful to condemn BP for purchasing Ad Words on Search Engines to try and get out their views on what’s happened? What would you expect them to do in order to survive?

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