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Archive for May, 2014

Leadership: Clarity

May 28, 2014
Leadership: Clarity

Almost all the leadership topics of the day wind up talking about “clarity” at one point or another. Why is that? I noticed this phenomenon while reading such diverse topics as “employee engagement,” “vision and purpose statements,” “execution culture,” “developing leaders,” “executive coaching” and “what motivates employees.” The common thread I noticed was clarity. The […]

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Conversation and Meaning

May 21, 2014
Conversation and Meaning

A circuitous route has brought me to this blog post topic. Here’s the short version. As often happens, my wife made a statement directed to me; she gave me information. I heard and acknowledged that I had heard her. Then what she desired and expected did not happen (interpret that as doghouse time for me.) […]

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Leadership and Dance

May 14, 2014
Leadership and Dance

My wife will tell you that I can’t dance. Not really dance. No danger of you seeing me on Dancing With the Stars or any other such foolishness. And she’s right. I get out there and shuffle around. My feet keep time with the music and move in a predictable pattern, but there’s no real […]

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Leadership: Humbition

May 7, 2014
Leadership: Humbition

What is “Humbition”? Jane Harper, a 30-year veteran of IBM, devoted much of her professional life to helping IBM leaders change their approach to innovation, collaboration and leadership. Humbition, she explains, is a blend of humility and ambition that drives the most successful business people. She says that the term was coined by researchers at […]

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