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The Business Value of Listening

In 1993 (still the dark ages for technology), I was VP of sales for a patient education publisher in...

Changing of the Guard

Last month, all over the country, we experienced a change in leadership. With the elections behind u...

The Mindful Leader

Mindfulness as a leadership concept is becoming trendy. I worry when something this foundational bec...

What’s Your Story?

I am working this week in Kosovo, facilitating a leadership development workshop. The recent history...

It Is What It Is … Today

One of the more frustrating phrases I see in offices and on leaders’ walls is the phrase “It is ...

The Cost of Winning at All Costs

I am a big fan of the Ryder Cup, the biannual golf competition between the United States and Europe,...

Accountability Sans Jerkiness

Sometimes I just have to scratch my head and wonder. I interviewed an Arkansas business owner last w...

When a Leader Screws Up

We all make mistakes. Some are simple and practical, but as leaders we can screw up in visible, expe...