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Archive for November, 2013

A huge leadership demotivator – “I”

November 27, 2013
A huge leadership demotivator – “I”

A colleague from the Midwest works for a very successful private company in a leadership role (no, NOT my Chicago based son for those of you who know me). In a recent conversation, things got around to how disappointed he is in how the company owner frequently demotivates people with his continued use of the pronoun […]

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Book Review: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

November 20, 2013
Book Review: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

As always, Malcolm Gladwell gave us a new twist on a very old story and shakes our image of how the world is. Many readers of this blog will almost immediately understand the reference to that Jewish Old Testament story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17 if you want to investigate). Perhaps most have […]

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The Ice Cube Tray and Leadership

November 13, 2013
The Ice Cube Tray and Leadership

The facilitator of a group to which I belong asked a question, “What incident or event from your past shapes you as the leader you are today?” Of course the first thing that passed through my mind was “how and where am I being a leader today?” We all have many roles in life and […]

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Hubris abounds from DC to Silicon Valley

November 6, 2013
Hubris abounds from DC to Silicon Valley

At the time of this writing (10/27/2013) the roll-out of the now infamous Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be mired in Information Technology (IT) bugs. I feel a bit embarrassed about my response to this quite predictable debacle. It’s the same embarrassment I feel when a friend takes a bad fall and I find […]

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