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Where Does the Buck Stop?

President Harry Truman famously kept a sign on his Oval Office desk that read, “The Buck Stops Here.” People loved it. Truman followed Franklin Roosevelt who had been in ill health for quite some time before he died. The change to a higher energy leadership was refreshing. Also, during World [read more]

2020-11-10T13:36:17-05:00November 11th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|

Anger is a Cancer

There is a force that deforms leadership. It arises from within the leader and it permeates everything he or she does. The team feels it. Those outside the firm feel it. Family and friends certainly feel it. Yet because it is a force that can feel like strength and command [read more]

2020-10-27T15:05:21-04:00October 28th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|

A Culture of Learning

The traditional transaction between a worker and an employer is: “You work and I’ll pay you.” Yet the wise leader understands that he or she can expand that transaction and not only make their firm a greater success but also change lives. Let me tell you about a bakery owner [read more]

2020-09-15T15:36:56-04:00September 16th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|


I want to talk to you about integrity in your leadership, but in order to hit my target I need to rework what the word integrity means. Let me do this by quoting a paragraph from Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men.  The army of ancient Rome used this word [integrity] [read more]

2020-08-18T17:40:42-04:00August 19th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|

Inner Matters

Let me push into your interior in this Leading Thoughts. Let me probe around in your soul a bit and drive you to greater wholeness. In other words, let me talk to you a bit about your inner life as a leader. To keep this clear and focused, I’m going [read more]

2020-08-04T11:58:36-04:00August 12th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|
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