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Perceptions First, Then Plans

One of my favorite quotations about change comes from Antoine St. Exupery, who said, “If you w...

What Is Executive Coaching?

About half of the e-mail I get after one of my columns is published in Arkansas Business asks the sa...

Golf and the Art of Leadership

“How could anyone make a connection between the frivolity of golf and the serious business of ...

Who Was That Man?

In December I had the privilege of attending a Roast and Toast for Bill Goolsby, who retired Dec. 31...

Passing the Jump Test

Remember “The Matrix”? Early in his re-education, Neo finds himself faced with a test of...

Measuring What Matters

We are nearing the end of 2004, and although it is early December, I am already beginning to see rev...

Good Gifts

Given my personal penchant for sending books to clients and colleagues instead of fruit baskets duri...

Teams Need More Than Label

There are a lot of definitions for the word team, and I have my own: “The most misused word in...

Silver Bullets

With Halloween approaching, I begin to remember fondly the simplicity of old horror movies. The acti...

Vision and Strategy with Teeth

I recently visited with a local company that had its vision statement posted proudly on the wall of ...