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Become Your Own Successor

10/17/2014

Where do you see yourself at 95? That is not an unreasonable question these days. Peter Drucker lived until eight days before his 96th birthday, in 2005, and he was productive...

The Leader As Strategist

07/08/2014

Leaders are good strategists and planners. Again, what I’ve found in working with successful men and women in business is that they’re very, very good planners. They have taken...

Inclusion on the Front Lines

05/22/2014

 Why do so many front-line people start their jobs energized and eager to contribute, only to wind up with chronic job frustration?If you listen to front-line team members...

The Art of Influence Without Manipulation

04/14/2014

 It’s Tuesday morning, and Dan is running a little late for his annual physical. He’s been seeing his doctor on a yearly basis for over a decade. As he puts the key in the...

Committing to Change

04/14/2014

 It all begins with trust. Nothing else really matters, nor will any other tactics that are taught really matter, if there isn’t trust. Can the art of creating trust be...

Developing the Attitude of Humble Inquiry

02/20/2014

When conversations go wrong, when our best advice is ignored, when we get upset with the advice that others give us, when our subordinates fail to tell us things that would...

Enabling Positive Relationships in Business Settings

06/12/2013

Fostering the formation of positive relationships in organizations is a topic that has been well examined. For example, a search for the phrase “relationships at work” on Amazon....

Managing Quietly

04/17/2013

A prominent business magazine hires a journalist to write about the chief executive of a major corporation. The man has been at the helm for several years and is considered highly...

Set Policy Without Rules

01/29/2013

IMAGINE CONDUCTING this experiment. Put five monkeys in a cage with a bunch of bananas hanging from the ceiling. Underneath the ba­nanas, place a ladder just tall enough to reach...

"The Moon Keeps on Shining" . . . and Other Ways of Dealing with Criticism

12/17/2012

During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln was both greatly respected and greatly reviled. Blamed for causing the nation to plunge into civil war, he became the President people loved...

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