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Thanks

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Thanks

We know we want to build a culture where our employees feel safe (personally), have autonomy, gain mastery and have pretty much the same values as their colleagues and leadership. A lot goes into building and actively managing such a culture. One simple thing is — thanks. The open and often public acknowledgement of a […]

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Misleading Analogies

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Misleading Analogies

Well-made analogies can be quite useful, informative and enlightening. Or, they can be ill formed and/or carried too far. Here’s a definition: a·nal·o·gy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Seems straight forward enough. I like analogies and use them often. But […]

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A Younger Corner Office?

July 15, 2015 0 Comments
A Younger Corner Office?

Is there a corner office? Who’s in it? Someone with gray hair and lots of leadership miles or a young person in a hoodie and ripped genes (and ripped abs!)? I’m finding, much to my delight, that the chief executives, company founders and c-suite leaders I work with are increasingly of the Millennial (or so […]

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And Progress Stops

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
And Progress Stops

Thomas Watson, Jr. once observed that, “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” That rings true to me. I think that’s why vision statements are so important. Visions are larger than missions and while the mission may be “achieved,” the vision is usually pretty far out there, an end […]

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This Blog Post Brought To You By . . .

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
This Blog Post Brought To You By . . .

Nobody. Actually NO sponsors, advertisers or interested third parties. You see no ad banners, no links to products (other than links to the books I review), and I can assure you that nobody is paying me to adjust my opinions to their advantage. And only rarely do you find a post mentioning (let alone “pushing”) […]

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