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Can You Say “No” to “Yes” Men?

  Last week we talked about no. This week we’ll talk about yes.[1]   It’s always good to have at least one person in your group with a negative mindset. At least one, no more than two. [2]. The point is to get a person who doesn’t always agree with you. Having a dissenting voice …

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Is It Flip-Flopping or Learning?

  In this highly charged political season, people often think anyone who changes their minds are flip-floppers, wafflers or generally untrustworthy. I will concede that if they are changing their minds because the audience they are talking to will agree with them, or if they change their minds for purely political reasons…why yes Virginia, they …

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August 17, 2012

The Number One Way (Three Actually!) to Pick Your Number Two

  Read this article at the Harvard Business review that brought up some very good points when choosing your “Number Two” [1]. I’ve seen too many pick clones of themselves, Mini-Me’s if you will. Problem is, Mini-me’s are often troublesome, unnecessary and rarely lead to better organizational strength [2]   So what should you look …

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Do We Need All These Rock Star CEO’s??

Seems the trend in the business world is to either get or become some sort of Rock Star CEO. That you need a charismatic leader to charge the troops and “innovate” [1]. That’s all well in good if you are a company that needs investors, must cater to outside shareholders or is in need of …

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Leading From All Sides

  The one thing I’ve learned over the years is there is no one thing. If you want to be a good leader, good manager, good employee there is no one way. Often, the “way” you interact needs to change with each person and each situation. Sure, honesty, fairness and maintaining integrity are constants.  Being …

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Can You Make Being Wrong…Right?

  Have you ever been wrong? Made a mistake? Screwed up? Flubbed it? Made a mess of things? Stepped in it? [1]   We all have. [2]   Often, people will scramble to hide their mistakes or worse, look you in the eye and tell you it’s not a mistake at all. In their effort …

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