The Fear Factor

“Only the paranoid survive.” – attributed to Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel Happy New Year!  Here comes 2021, and we are rolling into it with all kinds of weird ...

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Lessons of 2020

“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” – David McCullough I don’t think we’ll find many people who disagree with the notion that 2020 has been a truly ...

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The Bias for Proximity

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell Here we are in a hybrid leadership world (with “hybrid” defined by Webster as ...

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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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Leading From a Distance: Becoming Better at “Distance Leadership”

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” – Max De Pree It seems ...

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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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