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Leading or Presiding

Some time ago I was on the board of an organization that had a very affable, bright leader who was loved by his team. However, during a particularly challenging period, he was seen by the board as non-strategic and in over his head. As one board member remarked, “He doesn’t lead; he presides”. Since that […]

Exposed and Fearless

I love getting older! Okay, not all elements. My knees hurt from the five surgeries I have had and I sometimes forget my wife’s name—but age brings experience and perhaps a reduced level of concern about what others think. I don’t blush as often as I used to when I say, “I don’t know.” I […]

Six Big Things: A framework for thinking about your business

Through years of observation, I’ve concluded that most successful companies have these 6 components nailed down and those who are successful but don’t understand these components are just temporarily lucky! 1             Values Why and how do you do business? Not just you as CEO but your co-workers as well. If someone violates those values, do […]