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Level Up Your Speech

My goal in these Leading Thoughts is to help you be a better leader, and in our age being a better leader is a lot about communication. I’ve apologized to you before for not emphasizing this enough here, since my firm does speaker training and we know the value of [read more]

2021-06-07T15:25:13-04:00June 9th, 2021|Leading Thoughts|

The Power of Story

You are likely at a critical time in your leadership journey. We are emerging from the devastations of a pandemic. The organization you lead needs to be supercharged, perhaps resurrected, certainly inspired and rallied, and maybe even rebranded. You likely need a fresh way of understanding yourself and your firm [read more]

2021-05-17T17:28:47-04:00May 19th, 2021|Leading Thoughts|

How Much Dissent is Allowed?

You’ve heard me say repeatedly in these Leading Thoughts that leading an organization is much about creating a culture within that organization. Part of your decision about the nature of that culture is determining the level of dissent you are willing to allow. We are watching today a debate in [read more]

2021-05-11T13:23:37-04:00May 12th, 2021|Leading Thoughts|

Loyalty in the Workplace

You know your economics and so you already know what I’m about to say. The Marxist critique of the ruling class—he called it the “class which rules”—is that it exploits the workers, that it manipulates political power for its own good, and that it oppresses the lower classes and leaves [read more]

2021-04-20T11:48:19-04:00April 21st, 2021|Leading Thoughts|
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