Category: Inspiration

Your Optimal Leadership

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Today, in this COVID-19, an unusual era, I want to describe a few attributes of leadership that are more important now than ever. I appreciate we all have basic intelligence so I will limit my commentary to EQ and AQ and AQ, is newer in its understanding. Of the self-management

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The Corona Derby

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The sporting world has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and horse racing has been no exception with the postponement of the sport’s Triple Crown of The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.  One creative soul, however, has found a way to overlay the current crisis on what

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Zoom Safety “Cheat Sheet”

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      It’s difficult to imagine how many of us would get through this COVID-19 work environment without access to tools like WebEx, GoTo Meeting, and most notably Zoom. Zoom’s growth has created some security concerns. Still, Vistage Speaker and IT Security expert Mike Foster has put together a

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If/Then, Success

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This article from Ideas.TED.com suggests that life is a little like poker,  we know what cards and chips we hold and must do the best with what we have.  Check out this a simple but powerful self-management tool that requires nothing more than stopping to have a little “If/Then”  conversation with yourself before

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It’s Lonely at the Top; It’s also Lonely at the Bottom

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In one of his plays “Henry IV”, Shakespeare observed, “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”  One of the most common descriptions of the leader’s life is that  “It’s Lonely at the Top.”  Fred Crawford, former CEO of global consulting firm Alix penned a letter to CEOs in Chief Executive magazine outlining

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Incentives Beyond Compensation: Monetary vs Non-Monetary

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If you’re a small to mid-size company you’ve no doubt lost at least one employee to a larger company who offered compensation that you could not match.   As frustrating as this is, you do have some options to retain people that don’t require significant out of pocket cost.  This short article from

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The Algebra of Happiness

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Academics and Business people need each other but often see the world very differently.   Dr. Scott Galloway at the Stern School at NYU who is also a startup veteran, and public company board member has lived in both worlds and built an impressive reputation for astute analysis, commentary, and remarkable

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Paul Allen – A Nice Man, Gone Too Soon

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Sadly, we live too much in a “winner take all world” and this applies as much to fame in business as in other fields.   To wit:  the passing of Paul Allen who co-founded Microsoft and thereby the computer revolution of the past forty years.   Bill Gates (the other Microsoft co-founder)

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“70 over 70”

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Many aging boomers are looking forward to retirement so they can, “ check out”.   Not Paul Tasner.  A few days before Christmas in 2007 at the age of 64, Mr. Tasner was called into a meeting and fired as director of operations for a company where he had worked for

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A Larger Ambition

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John Henry Newman once remarked that “history offers lessons, not rules.”  Imitating the path of one successful person is tempting because it’s easy, but is rarely the formula for success; we have to learn from many leaders with different stories in order to extract applicable principles as to what leadership really is. Presidential

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