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Archive for August, 2014

Intuition – Trust But Verify

August 27, 2014
Intuition – Trust But Verify

President Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but verify.” He apparently liked this old Russian proverb (doveryai no proveryai) and used it frequently. I too like that proverb and believe we, as leaders, should act upon it in many situations including when inclined to follow our “gut feelings” or intuition. I find it helpful to have a healthy […]

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Leadership and Coaching

August 20, 2014
Leadership and Coaching

I want to write about one of the most important aspects of leadership — developing others. By developing others, I don’t mean simply making sure everyone has the technical competency required to do their job. I’m more interested in what we as leaders do to help peers and employees develop as leaders in their own right […]

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Leadership and Potter Stewart

August 13, 2014
Leadership and Potter Stewart

Many colleagues and authors are writing about the global Leadership crisis. Some of that feeling — that we have a lack of leadership — comes from highly visible lapses in ethical conduct. “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is the right thing to do.” Potter Stewart, Associate Chief […]

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Is Everyone Selling? Then You’re in Trouble.

August 6, 2014
Is Everyone Selling? Then You’re in Trouble.

The Comcast saga (by now you’ve heard the story a bazillion times, right?) won’t go away. It infuriates me. When will we learn that what gets measured gets done and that we get what we pay for? It’s not rocket science, yet we seem not to learn the lessons. Comcast measured and incentivized people to […]

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