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You Never Reach Excellence

The first two articles I wrote after reading, “On Writing Well,” by William Zinsseer did not do well. I define “doing well” as the number of views along with the number of motivated… 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

Two surprising events

This post was written after spending more than 45 minutes on the phone with Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit… Continue reading