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Archive for June, 2014

Book Review: Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

June 29, 2014
Book Review: Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

In case you have somehow missed the prevalent message of the day, this book is the latest addition to all the “reasons why” our business models and leadership training must change. According to Downes and Nunes, “Thanks to dramatic changes in the core economics of innovation in general, every industry is now at risk from […]

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Managing Stress

June 25, 2014
Managing Stress

I’ve noticed that much of what I write about and read about around the topic of leadership has implications for reducing human stress levels. I can see it at work in the personal and professional lives of the men and women whom I mentor and coach. For example, I’ve lately been focused on working with […]

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Leadership: Pushing Authority to the Information

June 18, 2014
Leadership: Pushing Authority to the Information

Many business owners, chief executives and professional managers are embracing, to one level or another, the concept that we have to lead our organizations to move faster and provide outstanding customer service. And by now, many are tired of hearing that they must change their business model if they truly want to survive, let alone […]

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Book Review: Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser

June 16, 2014
Book Review: Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser

We can now add Conversational Intelligence (CQ?) to Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Common Sense as traits we want to see in our leaders. As the subtitle suggests, in Conversational Intelligence, Judith E. Glaser explains how great leaders build trust and achieve extraordinary results. In my world, no significant relationship can exist without […]

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What Do You Underline?

June 11, 2014
What Do You Underline?

[Updated 2016-02-20] I read incessantly. Usually, I am reading for education and business. Generally the topics are in the realm of Neuroscience, Leadership, Business and Personal Development. Occasionally, I will read science fiction for fun and relaxation. Perhaps only one or two “fun” books per year though, and that’s out of a total of at least […]

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Leadership: Lessons from Wiring Our House

June 4, 2014
Leadership: Lessons from Wiring Our House

Like so many folks our age, my wife and I purchased a “starter” home a year or so after I was established in my profession. At the time, that profession was electronics engineering. The home was a very well built New England home, but small and old. It was a Cape Cod style home. It needed […]

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