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When Crisis Turns to Chaos

-- it separates leaders from managers This is definitely not one of those academic treatises about the difference between leadership and management. I outright despise those. Nor is it a “thought piece” similar to those written in the last year about leading and...

That’s a Honkin’ Big Tail!

That’s a Honkin’ Big Tail!

  -- Be careful how you swing it… A couple of years or so ago, I wrote an article about what you lose when you ascend into senior leadership (especially CXO-level). You may gain a lot – dinero, status, authority, new biz cards, etc. – but you also lose a few things....

Client Covidians, circa 2020

Client Covidians, circa 2020

As the consultant, I’m supposed to offer advice, coaching and counsel to my clients. They pay me to bring a concentrated expertise and specific judgment that likely don’t exist in their organization. But there goes another year-end, and I have to say I learned a ton...

Nothing Helps a Bad Mood

--like spreading it around 2020 is over. Ding dong, the witch is dead. Don’t you wish we could flip a switch on the anxieties we felt last year as easily as we turn the page on the calendar? As I looked forward at 2021, I looked back over the last five years in our...

Simplicity: Thy Name is Decision Making

        -- Keep it simple, stupid. Okay, okay. I'm not calling anyone stupid, per se. I just want us all to remember that usually the simplest course is the best course to take. Certainly it is usually the quickest and most efficient, and it prevents slow-downs in...

On Your Marks, Go!… Get Set

-- 2021 is off and running Kinda like Kevin Berchelmann described a business decision-making style in June’s At C-Level as “Ready, Fire, Aim!,” “On your marks, go, get set… ” is a planning style often used when preparing for the new year just after the nick of time....

Perfectionism Revisited

            … stop being a do-it-all About 4 ½ years ago, I wrote a piece for At C-Level about being a Recovering Perfectionist. I thought I knew everything there was from personal experience about helping others over their perfectionist addiction. It’s simple, right?...

Fast is Good, Faster is Better!

Fast is Good, Faster is Better!

            -- Pick a lane, add speed We need speed. Not the breakneck, uncontrolled, sitting-your-ass-on-a-rocket kind of speed, but the speed necessary to move quickly and smartly. Given consistent data and input, faster is almost always better than slower. We’ve...

Prohibition is Back

Welcome to the new Roarin’ Twenties! The last Roarin’ Twenties was a decade marked by economic growth, technological advances, an increase in leadership opportunities for women, a society tired of war, fascination with material wealth, and a social media obsessed with...

Sayonara to 2019

Kinda scary to think we’ve put another decade in the can. For the millennials out there, I don’t mean the trash can; it’s an old movie-making phrase that means we’re done. And speaking of a decade, last month marked the tenth anniversary of my retirement from the...

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