Category: Leadership

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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COVID-19 has knocked us off our game plan – everything we know about moving forward shattered. Although I have been through some tough times in the past, I don’t fully remember how I responded. This time I am working with a group of CEOs and senior executives, and we are

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Nothing is Ever as Good or as Bad as it Seems.

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“Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems.” Dr. Scott Galloway From his “No Mercy, No Malice” Blog Author of “The Algebra of Happiness” If you ask older Americans about the best times of their lives, many will point to a crisis of some kind that had

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10,000 Hours and Now an Expert

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Becoming an expert is difficult to do. Conventional wisdom, initially discovered by Anders Ericsson, says it takes 10,000 hours of study to be an authority in a particular topic. For 18 years, I taught leadership at a superb graduate school in Boston – Brandeis University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts. If

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Storytelling and Story Tellers: Every Leader’s Responsibility

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The power of storytelling for leaders has been featured in this space in the past, but many CEOs and C-Level executives aren’t sure how to become a good storyteller. The good news is that it just takes a desire to do so, a little practice and following the tips in this recent Forbes

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As a Leader, Who Do I Manage First?

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CEOs are urged to lead by example.  There are several ways to do this; perhaps the most important is for CEOs to manage themselves.  This article from Forbes offers a checklist to assess if you’re managing yourself well (and offers the example of Dallas Cowboys leadership as an example). Evaluate yourself

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Higher Education: Undergoing Substantial Change & Survival of the Fittest

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Higher education has historically been viewed by many as a place of occupational safety characterized by tenure, solid endowments and the absence of the make or break competition that characterizes the business world.  Rarely have institutions of higher education failed.  Until now. Fifty-five high quality, private colleges have closed down and

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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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Are You MARGINAL(al)?

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In the late 1990s’ Internet bubble, many people were seduced into believing that profits didn’t matter, only growth.   Time has a way of making people forget painful lessons as Professor Scott Galloway reminds us this week in his “No Mercy, No Malice” blog. He looks at Uber, WeWorks, Lyft and

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