Growing Grass

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If you had the opportunity to invest in developing one aspect of leadership that might make all the difference throughout your career, what would it be? When I ask this question of younger executives, most often the answers fall into a category best described as skills – strategic planning, time management, decision-making, financial management and others. That’s the mistake. I …

The Paradox of Trust

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Nestle a whole (uncooked!) egg in your hand lengthwise. Now squeeze it from both pointy ends. Again. If you did it right, it should still be there intact. Now turn it so you are squeezing it across its width. Okay, no, don’t squeeze it; you don’t have to know the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty to know what’s next. Same egg. …

Is Your Joint Authentic?

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I was being interviewed this week by a business magazine when the writer asked me “Why do you talk about being purposeful in your business and personal life. Aren’t they different?” In my view, no. And that’s not simply a concession to the erosion of the boundary between business and personal time. It’s about integrity. Even more so, it’s about learning how …