Archive | November, 2011

Welcome to Wonderland:

The Super Committee didn’t get it done, the European economies are in turmoil, the stock market is poised to whip itself into a frenzy, asking “What does all this mean?” yet once again, and we’re coming into the holiday season. Welcome to wonderland, as in, “Wonder how we ended up here?” Right about now if […]

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Do You See What I See?

No, I’m not talking Christmas songs . . . yet. Robert Frost once said, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream of things that never were and say why not?” Doesn’t that sound like a leader? One of your biggest responsibilities as a leader is to see things that others […]

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10 Reasons NOT to do Succession Planning

Succession planning is the systematic assessment and identification of individuals to fill key leadership positions that may or will open up sometime in the future. It’s otherwise known as “what do we do if so and so gets hit by a bus or wins the lottery”. I’ve listened to speakers and authors say that it’s […]

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When Are You At Your Best?

One of the first and most influential inspirational speakers I learned of and learned from was Earl Nightingale. Today I reread one of his profound quotations . . . “We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve […]

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