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What if the Monsters are “Real”

Monsters lurked under the bed and crouched in the closet when our boys were young. I heard the boys stirring through the door we left ajar. Peeking in, I asked, “What’s wrong?” “There’s… Continue reading

10 Ways to Step Forward after Slipping Back

The first step toward excellence goes down not up.   You step down because you’re stepping where haven’t stepped before. Proficiency takes time and practice. Prepare yourself; you won’t reach excellence. There’s always… Continue reading

Public Speaking Tips from the CEO of Deloitte

James Quigley is global CEO of Deloitte, the largest private professional services firm on earth. Jim generously gave me 45 minutes on the phone. I asked Jim to share a personal weakness that… Continue reading

Full Steam Ahead!

“In our work with organizations worldwide, we have observed that the biggest impediment to managers becoming great leaders is the lack of a clear vision…,” Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner. A confession: I… Continue reading

Stop asking “why”

I think you ask “why” too much and “what” too little. Asking “why” is a backward-facing activity that examines the past searching for excuses and someone to blame.  Asking “why” may be useful… Continue reading

How to create high potential communities?

Ken Blanchard told me Jesse Stoner is one of the world’s experts on the topic of vision. Jesse grew up Jewish in a small Midwest community where being Jewish was something you hid… Continue reading