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Parallel Universes and Leadership

March 16, 2016 0 Comments
Parallel Universes and Leadership

Three Parallel Universes: I’m speaking of Organizations (including businesses), Personal Lives and the Public Square. There seem to be a lot of parallels in those three universes. Of course, this should not be surprising since each comprises individuals from the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens. Now, I have no intention of turning this into a political […]

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Walking the Talk!

March 26, 2014
Walking the Talk!

If everything goes as planned and the technology doesn’t fail me, this article will post while I’m at sea on a vacation cruise to Hawaii. And, as I mentioned in the March Newsletter, I am, uncharacteristically, looking forward to that 15 day vacation as I write. It’s uncharacteristic of me because throughout my career I […]

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Sum Etiamtum

January 1, 2014
Sum Etiamtum

Sum etiamtum – I am still learning. That’s my theme for this New Year. As I think about the new year I can’t help but wonder a bit about what’s in store for us and marvel at how technology has accelerated (and will continue to accelerate) the pace of change with which we must contend. […]

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The Ice Cube Tray and Leadership

November 13, 2013
The Ice Cube Tray and Leadership

The facilitator of a group to which I belong asked a question, “What incident or event from your past shapes you as the leader you are today?” Of course the first thing that passed through my mind was “how and where am I being a leader today?” We all have many roles in life and […]

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Comfortable being uncomfortable

September 11, 2013
Comfortable being uncomfortable

I’ve heard or read the phrase “Leaders are comfortable being uncomfortable” several times now in various different places.  The general meaning I get from that phrase is that in order to grow, in order to lead, a person has to be willing to push themselves outside of their so-called “comfort zone.” I think it also […]

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An unusual Father’s Day this year . . . and enjoyable!

June 16, 2013
An unusual Father’s Day this year . . . and enjoyable!

I don’t pay much attention to holidays. I also don’t pay a lot of attention to things like birthdays – especially my own. This year seems a bit strange though. As luck would have it, I found myself alone with our two cats for Father’s Day. Our children are grown and out on their own […]

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STOP – Don’t BUY that!

June 15, 2013
STOP – Don’t BUY that!

We are becoming a “rental nation.” What? Is that bad? You mean we’re willing to forgo the pride of ownership? Personally, I think so. Here’s what David Houle is thinking along these lines – and I very much agree with him on this topic. Four years ago David started to suggest that in the United […]

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Debut and Swan Song All In One.

June 4, 2013
Debut and Swan Song All In One.

Rich, a good friend, colleague and accountability partner who lives in Florida, shares with me a love of running. We speak almost every weekend to find out how we are progressing in our personal and business goals and to hold each other accountable for the commitments we make. Often we will chat about our trials […]

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The Curmudgeon . . .

February 10, 2013
The Curmudgeon . . .

My day didn’t start out to be this way. Being a curmudgeon is definitely not my normal mindset. Actually, the day began with gratitude. Mimi’s Cafe has a location close by my home. I use it, from time to time, to meet folks I’m mentoring since I work out of my home office. It’s a […]

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The passing of an era . . .

February 3, 2013
The passing of an era . . .

I was supposed to be working on the newsletter. There were several columns left to write (this being one of them) and still, I found myself immersed in a project that could very easily wait for another time when deadlines were not looming. But this little “project” had been percolating in the back of my mind for […]

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