Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

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I’ve been tryin’ to get down To the heart of the matter But my will get weak And my thoughts seem to scatter But I think it’s about… Forgiveness.   Don Henley – The Heart Of The Matter   It’s been a tough few months for The Apology.  Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla’s Elon Musk, UAL’s Oscar Munoz, Uber’s Travis Kalanick, …

Story Teller

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He died while most of us were asleep. Tom Petty was not the biggest rock star on the Billboard charts, but when his amazing heart for life gave out two weeks ago, a lot of us woke up to consider what we just lost. Petty was there for millions of fans over four decades. He was that kid next door …

When in doubt, lead.

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Ken is a confident, proven, intelligent guy. Those qualities have worked well for him as he has paced himself through the developmental gates to where he is today — poised to take over the CEO role of a multi-billion dollar company. Yet, as that prospect comes into focus, for the first time he admits to some doubts — not misgivings, …

Beyond This, Here Be Dragons

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Are you afraid of the unknown, or do you welcome it? The easy (or ego-salving) answer is that we embrace the unknown. But is that really true?  And what impact does it have on our leadership and business success? I’ve always been fascinated with history – not only in how experience has sculpted the human condition, but also in how …

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. …

Finding Your Voice

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A long time ago, I had B.B. King’s album Live At The Regal.  I also had an acoustic jazz guitar given to me by my fourth-grade teacher, who sensed I would develop a more enduring affection for music if I wasn’t planted on a piano bench ham-handing passages from Chopin. I was fascinated by the sounds that poured out of my …