Leadership Succession: Who’s Next Up?

“A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.” – John C. Maxwell In my younger days, I was an aspiring baseball player, relegated initially to the bench for ...

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What A Great Culture Looks Like

I didn’t always understand what a great culture looks like. In fact, as a young West Point cadet and later as an Army officer, I only had a vague notion of what a culture ...

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Don’t Pardon the Interruption

Are you listening with the intent to understand — or the intent to interrupt? That’s the topic of my latest video blog: “Don’t Pardon the ...

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“Call Me” — Stay Connected With Your Tribe!

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. — Mark Twain   One of my favorite Aretha Franklin songs ...

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The Survey: Tool or Torture?

“Once upon a time, surveys were a staple for every leader to solicit feedback and every company to assess engagement.  But now, surveys are starting to look like diesel ...

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Your Personal Mission Statement

“I was taught to think about mission and people. Mission. What are you trying to accomplish? Don’t do anything until you know what the mission is.” General ...

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