The Value of Values

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We are heading into the holiday season, so we know that begins the advertising parade of: Retailers proudly announcing they will not be open on Thanksgiving. We’re bucking the tide of commercialization of the holidays because we’re all about family as one of our values. We’re not even opening on Friday morning until at least the dew has been warmed …

The Power Of Unpolished Brilliance

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It was my first week as a newly minted manager at a major telecom company and already I was getting a sense of what upper management considered one of my first orders of business. Clean up Bob. Bob was one of the writers on my communications staff. You couldn’t miss him. He wore jeans that looked like they had spent …

Sorting For Leadership Qualities, Not Just Personality

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I was touring a CEO client’s manufacturing plant recently when we dropped in on a specialty production room, only to find it was strangely quiet. Just then, the young technician in charge of the area tumbled into the room, grabbed a notebook and headed for the door. “Little slow today?” the CEO asked the tech. “No,” the young man replied. …

Leadership By Design

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When was the last time you walked through or looked up at a building – public or private – and felt moved? Where was it? What did it stir in you – a sense of history, drive, hope, ambition, care, purpose? When was the last time you worked with a leader who made you feel the same way? Daniel Libeskind is …