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Archive for February, 2015

Leadership and the Unpersuadable.

February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership and the Unpersuadable.

Anyone who has been on the leadership end of a large change initiative knows that there are some folks who appear to simply be “unpersuadable.” They are the “NO! Sayers.” Somehow, the leaders — especially the executive sponsor of the change initiative — must at least try to find a way to persuade them even in the face of it […]

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Don’t Confuse Being Busy With Being Effective.

February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Confuse Being Busy With Being Effective.

Early in my career as a newly minted engineer, I worked for an aerospace company. I was assigned work on a digital control for a military fighter jet, and it seemed as though there was no end to the deadlines. At one point, we were asked to work Saturdays after putting in a full 40 […]

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Leadership and Strings

February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership and Strings

One evening this past weekend, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a musical dinner. It was amazing. The food was wonderful, the wine plentiful and the music personal. I say “personal” because we were right there in the same room with the musicians, or in our case, on the balcony above. The […]

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Standing on Principles or Just Plain Stubborn?

February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Standing on Principles or Just Plain Stubborn?

The recent news around the measles epidemic and the controversy over vaccinations made me start thinking about the principles involved. I guess there are many principles, but perhaps the two that matter are (a) individual freedom and (b) providing for the common good. And of course, as I am wont to do, I then thought about […]

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