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Four-star General and Hippie Agree on Leadership & Change Management

This last week I went to the Fortune Magazine ScaleUp Summit in Atlanta Georgia.  The overarching theme of the summit–from General McChrystal’s “Team of Teams” keynote to Ari Weinzweig’s change management presentation about Zingerman’s Deli–is that no one wants to be managed. Instead, our people want and need coaches. If the frontline employees have access to the […]

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

My new favorite baseball team is the Washington Nationals. This is mostly because, as a father of four former little-league or high school baseball players, I’m a fan of Vegas-native baseball phenom, Bryce Harper. The Nationals didn’t make the playoffs this year, to the surprise of almost everyone familiar with Major League Baseball.  They were a consensus pick […]

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The Value of Business Coaching

Michael Jordan had Phil Jackson. Steve Jobs had Bill Campbell. Meg Whitman had John Thompson High performers in any field typically have a coach or mentor to help guide their major decisions. Several times in my career, I have found value in a business coach both for myself and the senior executives that reported to […]

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It is easier to win.

Earl Nightingale recorded a talk called “It’s Easier To Win” more than 30 years ago. It is one of my favorite audio recordings and is part of the best-selling “Lead The Field” program. I’ve listened to that set dozens of times. Some of the ideas Nightingale shares are: Success is easier than failure. Winning is better […]

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