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  • Do You Thrive on Paranoia? If Not, Why Not? If So … Then What?

    Do You Thrive on Paranoia? If Not, Why Not? If So … Then What?

    Concepts about paranoia abound. Ask Andy Grove, Jim Collins, Muhtar Kent and me.By any name, change is healthy, but it means you’ll have to dropkick some of the things you’re already doing … even if you’re in love with them. A rose is a rose is a tulip? No, that’s …
  • Are You Taking Steps to Get Ahead of the Next Disaster? | 12 Steps You Should Take Now.

    Are You Taking Steps to Get Ahead of the Next Disaster? | 12 Steps You Should Take Now.

    The raging fires throughout Northern California now appear to be the worst fire disaster in California history. It may seem like closing the barn door after the horse is gone, but now is a good time to consider what you can do to be better prepared for an unexpected disaster. …
  • What Does This Mean to Us as Leaders: Leave No Man or Woman Behind?

    What Does This Mean to Us as Leaders: Leave No Man or Woman Behind?

    Among many things, the Special Forces are famous for this credo: Leave No One Behind. How does that apply to your leadership? Leave No Man (or Woman) Behind The Navy SEALS are famous for many things, but one of their credos we often hear about is Leave No Man Behind. …
  • Would you listen to the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?

    Would you listen to the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?

    Would you listen to the Most Beautiful Woman in the World? I you’d look, but would you really listen? Sticks & Stones? Are You Sure Words Never Hurt You? It’s been several years since I wrote this original article, but with the onslaught of the Internet … the 2 Billion …
  • The 6 Powerful Benefits of Admitting Your Mistakes

    The 6 Powerful Benefits of Admitting Your Mistakes

    Go ahead. Raise your hand if you’ve never made a mistake If your hand isn’t up, how willing are you to own and admit your mistakes? What’s the Difference Between a Lie and a Mistake? Before we get too far, let’s distinguish between failing to admit a mistake and actually …
  • If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Not Paying Attention | What’s Destructive Enrichment?

    If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Not Paying Attention | What’s Destructive Enrichment?

    Concepts about paranoia abound. Ask Andy Grove, Jim Collins, Muhtar Kent and me.By any name, change is healthy, but it means you’ll have to dropkick some of the things you’re already doing … even if you’re in love with them. A rose is a rose is a tulip? No, that’s …
  • Don’t skip this! Create Goals that You Can Actually Achieve

    Don’t skip this! Create Goals that You Can Actually Achieve

    Creating goals that have meaning “It’s just a goal.” That’s a phrase I’ve heard too many times when a business leader engages in a performance review with an employee or when companies embark on a corporate planning effort. Do they mean that a goal is more like a road sign, …
  • The 7 Qualities You Need to Get Your Company on the Medal Stand

    The 7 Qualities You Need to Get Your Company on the Medal Stand

    What does it take to get on the Medal Stand and out of the Grandstands? She’s won 17 Olympic medals. 12 of them are gold. She holds 13 world records. She’s been Sports Woman of the Year twice. She’s obviously a remarkable swimmer. She did all of it after having …
  • Video & Slides | Does Your Incentive Plan Really Drive Superior Results?

    Video & Slides | Does Your Incentive Plan Really Drive Superior Results?

    Can we develop an incentive plan to drive superior performance? You can be pretty sure that’s the question someone was trying to address when your key incentive program was created. At the time, the answer may have been yes. Since then? The chances are that question has never been asked …
  • Leadership Insights | The 8 Principles of Effective Delegation

    Leadership Insights | The 8 Principles of Effective Delegation

    What’s Your Delegation Score? Delegation isn’t just a handoff so you can walk away and do something else. It is a critical leadership skill that you must master if you want to expand your reach, take control of your time and achieve the work-life harmony you’re seeking. Learn the 8 Principles …

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