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Promising Change

En route to a client for a couple of days of leadership and team development, the weather was simultaneously fierce and changeable as forecast. Amid dark thunderclouds and pelting rain were startling outbreaks of sun... Continue reading

How Do You Lead?

After the Yankees’ George Steinbrenner died, a piece ran in the New York Times with the subtitle: “His employees may not have liked it but George Steinbrenner had a point. Brashness and entitlement are essential... Continue reading

Leading with Laughter

I was on an early morning flight from JFK to LAX, trying to catch up on my reading, while most passengers snoozed. Suddenly there was a burst of laughter coming from the window seat one... Continue reading

Give the Minimum, Get the Minimum

So many organizations have cut back their staff levels, their benefits, perks, politesse during the last couple of years. As some aspects of business pick up, some employers are starting to give small wage increases,... Continue reading