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Archive for April, 2013

Book Review: Lean In; Women work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg

April 25, 2013
Book Review: Lean In; Women work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Presently, I have no women in my CEO group. In the past we’ve enjoyed the presence of two strong women entrepreneurs. The group agrees that for sure we had a wider view of approaches to challenges and opportunities. And that was not simply because we had different business experience at the table when these powerful […]

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What Do You Enable?

April 18, 2013
What Do You Enable?

When it comes to leadership, L. David Marquet likes to frame the discussion into four broad areas: Control, Competence, Clarity and Courage. With respect to courage, he often highlights the issue of the personal struggle a leader must make to break out of the old “command and control” model or what we know as the […]

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Fiction or Forecast?

April 11, 2013
Fiction or Forecast?

“Back in the day,” I did an awful lot of spreadsheet work around forecasting. Sometimes, but not usually, I’d be asked for worst case and best case forecasts. Generally, though, any numbers I gave were reduced to only a single goal for revenue. It was vanishingly rare that someone in an executive position would present […]

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Conscious Capitalism

April 4, 2013
Conscious Capitalism

There seems to be a big movement towards businesses being more “compassionate,” “conscious,” and/or “triple bottom line oriented.” Maybe it’s the chaotic times causing everyone to be looking for meaning. I’m sure there are many, many books out there on the subject of developing meaning in chaotic times. A few have crossed my desk in […]

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