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“Doctors Warn: 9 Out of 10 Deciders Suffer from Inattentive Blindness”

To have fun with this essay we have to invoke the honor system. You have to promise–cross your heart, that you will not read the body of this note until you click onto the following link and watch the video … Continue reading

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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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Of Commemorative Plaques and Elevator Speeches

I was admitted to the practice of law on June 30, 1972. Yep, 40 years ago this month. Apparently I am not the only one who did the math, as in the last few weeks I have received three emails … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II—A Practical Model of Good Leadership

“I find bowing to people who occasionally wear crowns rather odd. I’ll reserve my deference for achievement rather than bloodline.”                                                  –Robin Ince, English stand-up comedian, actor, and writer  That is one man’s opinion, and it certainly has value, but I … 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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As Joel Osteen Teaches, Expand that Group

    “I’m afraid if I stay in the same place whenever I’m in a familiar locale, my mind will stop expanding, my neurotransmitters will get smaller and smaller, and so will my whole world.”           Jean Anne Costa, MSW   My … 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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Consider Inviting a Little Linsanity into Your Company and Your Life

You don’t have to be a basketball fan to know about Jeremy Lin or to learn from his story. The fact is every leader can learn important lessons from studying the pattern of his life. Jeremy Lin, a 6’3” guard … Continue reading

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Driving Your Business Forward—by Learning to Shed “The Good Old Days”

Have you ever visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan?  It’s really neat.  I recently read an article, “Driving America,” explaining that not only is the museum displaying selected cars – starting with an 1895 Roper Steam Carriage, but … 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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