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Boiling Down Olympic-Game Medals and Your Company’s Income Statement

The Olympics is about to start! It’s hard to believe that four years has passed since Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals.  A lot of water has splashed out of the pool since that historic performance. But more … Continue reading

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In Baseball as in Organizations, Players, not Tactics, Win Games

Recently I read a review article about a new book on baseball managers. The author was comparing several managers to answer the question: “Who is the better manager? Someone steeped in strategic acumen, the type of guy who constantly shuffles players … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Two Things At Once

I just read a fascinating article on human evolution by scientist Matthew Ridley.  The article centers on the question of whether human evolution has stopped. I have no definitive answer except to say that we have all come upon folks … Continue reading

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Turn Your Company Culture Around With Stories

Can any of us recall a day when our thoughts did not gravitate at least once to the dark edges of our mind? It happens every day, even in the workplace. That is why good leaders spend lots of time looking … Continue reading

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Win or Lose, Coach K Is Surely a Winner!

The NCAA tournament is a high-stress crucible. And when emotions run high, be it in the midst of a sporting event or a daily event in our lives and in the workplace, we always find much to learn within that … Continue reading

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Undercover Bosses Learn to “Manage Through Their Fingertips”

Have you watched the TV show Undercover Boss? The plot is simple. The CEOs of well known companies assume fictitious identities.  Posing as workers-in-training, they are introduced to co-workers–most often those engaged in tedious, entry-level jobs in the boss’s own … Continue reading

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Friendly Fire on the Corporate Battlefield

In August 1944 Ernie Pyle, the Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII war correspondent, gave us a small glimpse of the horror of war as he described what it would be like when that war ended:  “It will seem odd when at some … Continue reading

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