Have you figured out who you are yet?

What do you think they mean when someone says something like, “You’ve got to be somebody.” Do you know who that somebody is yet?
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7 Attributes of an Olymplc Class Organization

The 7 Attributes of an Olympic Class Organization describes what’s required to build a powerful team. You can also access the Olympic Attributes Assessment Tool to help you evaluate any and all teams in your organization.
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There’s No Substitute for Focus!

You’re probably clear on the importance of focus, what I consider to be the flip side of distraction. A lot can be said about distractions and how to manage them,…
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Dad | The Prizefighter & The Preacher

I’ve written several columns about Mom, but what about Dad? Dads never get any credit, yet they offer unique insights into the world and how we should live.
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People Pleasers. Pay Attention.

Is this you? Perhaps it’s all of us at one point or another, but it’s not on the path to the success we’d like to achieve. It can also be…
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It’s Not Easy to Count What Matters

Keep this quote top of mind as you evaluate talent and set benchmarks for your individual and organizational success. Don’t make the mistake of defaulting to the easily measurable variables.
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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes ….

Not for Fame or Reward Not for Place or for Rank Not Lured by Ambition Not Goaded by Necessity But in Simple Obedience to Duty As They Understood It These…
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Battle Stations: 4 Reasons You Must Do the Hated Planning

I’m pretty sure most of us missed the Crusades … and know very little of medieval warfare. [hr][dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile battle strategy in that era appears to be random and haphazard, certainly in most movies…
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You Know Hope Isn’t a Strategy, Don’t You? Right? Hello?

How’s that strategy execution coming along?[hr][dropcap]I[/dropcap] ’ll bet things are starting to drag about now, aren’t they? The pandemic is winding down and summer’s just around the corner. Maybe you’re…
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About Me

I am a professional author and speaker as well as a leadership coach facilitating leadership groups among CEOs and senior business leaders in the SF Bay area.

I am the author or more than 125+ newspaper columns published by the SF Bay affiliate of the NY Times among the 550+ articles here. I have also written 3 ebooks about Leadership & Business Finance.