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Boards

August 22, 2018
Boards

Oversight:  Tesla is in the news these days. Mainly because the majority owner, CEO and COB, Mr. Elon Musk, started a firestorm on Twitter.  From a startup point of view I find this company to be quite impressive. I now see a lot of Tesla vehicles in the wild. Ramp up of Model 3 seems […]

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Contrary Opinions

November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Contrary Opinions

In a safe environment, there is room for contrary opinions. Opposing views are truly heard. In a healthy and thriving organization contrary views are not only heard, they are encouraged. Contrarians are not naysayers or doom-and-gloom people. They simply look at things differently! The Red Card Some organizations insist that there always be a contrary proposal—a […]

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Book Review: Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer

December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Book Review: Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Contrary to Pfeffer‘s advice, I want to be fully transparent: presently I am a Leadership Coach who is actively engaged in working with business leaders from startup companies to multi-billion dollar public companies. In addition, during my career in industry, I have had the good fortune to be a leader and to work with business leaders. […]

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The Secret to Leadership is . . .

October 14, 2015 0 Comments
The Secret to Leadership is . . .

There is no secret! There are lots of books on leadership, any number of us are mentors, advisors and coaches on the topic of leadership. There are formal classes on leadership in the business schools and the secret to leadership is that there is no secret to be learned. There are still those who argue […]

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False Security

September 23, 2015 0 Comments
False Security

Recently I got into one of those discussions that I knew just wasn’t going to go anywhere. It would have been easier to discuss deviant sex, racial profiling, politics or religion. But no, I had to step into the thing that will surely create the basis for world war three. I suggested that Apple products were […]

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A Younger Corner Office?

July 15, 2015 0 Comments
A Younger Corner Office?

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 […]

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Grammar and Leadership

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Grammar and Leadership

I admit that I have pet peeves when it comes to American English. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no expert – I couldn’t diagram a sentence if my life depended on it. And I wasn’t much of a writer as a student. I have read incessantly all my life though, and I suppose that along with […]

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Are You Paying Attention?

January 15, 2014
Are You Paying Attention?

I know – you’re busy. Things are popping in your business. Customers are becoming more demanding. Orders are filling the factory and your sales team has a decent pipeline going. You’re thinking about maybe even hiring a couple of really good people. Guess what. The same is true of many of your competitors. Things are […]

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Hubris abounds from DC to Silicon Valley

November 6, 2013
Hubris abounds from DC to Silicon Valley

At the time of this writing (10/27/2013) the roll-out of the now infamous Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be mired in Information Technology (IT) bugs. I feel a bit embarrassed about my response to this quite predictable debacle. It’s the same embarrassment I feel when a friend takes a bad fall and I find […]

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Turnabout’s fair play

August 28, 2013
Turnabout’s fair play

There is a lot in the media about how to communicate, manage and retain the Generation Y – Gen Y – folks flooding our businesses. (Gen Y is defined as those people born between 1977 and 1995.) I find that topic interesting and very useful as a mentor to many young people. So I read […]

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