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The Cost of Conformity & 3 Ways to Avoid Group Think

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The attack on Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs, the Watergate Scandal, the demise of Swiss Air, the global expansion strategy of British Airways, and the GM Cobalt ignition switch

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Are You Trying to Drink From A Fire Hose?

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It happened again yesterday. An executive was confiding in me that they have so many priorities, are going in so many directions and have so much change being thrust upon

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Making Values More Than Words on the Wall

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Pick up any book on corporate culture and most books on effective hiring and you will read about the critical role of values. Yet when I talk to CEOs, business

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Are you a good leader who strives to become a great leader?

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Have you ever asked yourself questions like? What do I need to do as a leader to engage and mobilize my team? What skills do our managers need to be

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Five Life Lessons from Super Bowl 50

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The confetti has been swept away. The teams in the National Football League have turned their attention from the Super Bowl to draft day and the 2016-2017 season. All that

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Are You Acting Like A Business Owner Or A CEO

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I’ve seen it hundreds of times, you’ve probably seen it too – or maybe you have even experienced it. Someone decides to follow their passion and realize their dream of

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What The Tigers Taught Me

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While there is much I dislike about college football, I nonetheless look forward to the season each year and spend more of my time than I like to admit watching

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It’s A Matter of Perspective

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If you are in North America you probably recognize the picture on the left. It is of course Niagara Falls as seen from the Canadian side. You may not recognize

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When You Are Stuck With the People You Have On the Bus

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Jim Collins popularized the concept of getting the right people on the bus in the classic book, From Good to Great. And it’s a great concept. There are at least

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The Change/Teamwork Connection

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We live and work in a world of exponential change. Sometimes there is so much change going on around me that it reminds me of being sea sick. I just

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