Thrashing The Water

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I’m not a very good fly fisherman. Actually, I’m terrible. The only time I seem to ever hook into one of those finned rascals is when I am under the watchful eye of some grizzled, taciturn fishing guide, who spends most of the time untangling me from the bushes behind me. Nonetheless, I am a stubborn, undeterred soul. So much …

What holds you back?

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What holds you back? It’s a deceptively common question, but it only gets provocative (and useful) when we decline to accept the first answer. Especially from ourselves. I remember the first time I really heard it myself. It was 20 years ago this month at a major business conference where I ventured into a conversation with a person sitting next …

Tough Enough

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At first glance, the article last week in Forbes seemed a worthy celebration of women who had risen to the top of leadership in business and government – CEOs, managing partners, justices, prime ministers, presidents, entrepreneurs, moguls and magnates, politicos and policymakers all. Yet the second line in the article The World’s 25 Most Powerful Women is easily overlooked or taken as conventional wisdom: …

This was no boating accident

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It’s that feeling you get when a fire truck goes racing by – you wonder what happened but you’re just glad it isn’t you. Wells Fargo Bank saw its sterling brand go up in flames last week as the feds fingered their community banking division for creating two million bogus accounts using customer funds without their knowledge. Analogies escape us. …