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To Ease a Crisis You Need to Suspend the Drama

Have you noticed the hysteria in our headlines lately? Everything is a crisis. Not only is the sky falling, it’s emitting catastrophic earth-warming waves as it does so. People are stabbing, robbing, chasing, kidnapping, torturing, mangling, and pummeling each other. And when caught, they demand their rights. Others, less violent but no less hysterical, lie, […]

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Self-Determination is the Way to Freedom and Peace

It’s easy to understand why a lot of people feel like victims when companies are bought, sold, downsized, rightsized, re-engineered, restructured, and otherwise re-configured for reasons that seem to cater to the privileged. At the same time, people are hired, advanced, and given special assignments for reasons that appear absolutely mystical. If you’ve ever been […]

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Good Leaders Can Answer These Questions Right

Leadership development is a critical and ongoing need in all walks of life. As such, it gets a lot of attention. But in addition to strengthening the designated competencies and traits important to your role as a leader—the intellectual side of the leadership ledger—there are other things that followers want to know about you. Consider […]

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Tips for Dealing with Hotheads in Life

One of the greatest tests of one’s confidence and composure is dealing with someone who has come unglued with anger. Hotheads make everyone edgy and they can, depending on the age and experience of your workforce, become disruptive opinion leaders. How to deal with a hothead? First, if you are the object of their anger, […]

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Lessons Learned Thanksgiving 2005

Today is a special day set aside to give thanks and I’d like to share something I wrote a short while ago to encourage everyone I know to think about how lucky they are. No matter your circumstances, there are so many things to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving! IF YOU’RE LUCKY Every once in […]

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Finding the Courage to Forge a New Career Path

It’s a fascinating time to be involved with business. So many companies are struggling to understand what about their histories made them successful and what about the future will demand that they change. Our leadership, for example, is quite different today than it was when the barons of business called the shots. Big men (not […]

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