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YOU Try It!

“Try before you buy!!!”

A television commercial about three young brothers siting around the table during breakfast captured the 1974 Clio award (the Oscar of advertising). The two older brothers prod each other to taste the new, ‘healthy’ cereal. (“I’m not gonna try it – you try it!”) They decide to have their . . . → Read More: YOU Try It!

The Polarization Paradox

Last Sunday afternoon, my wife and I sat listening to 1960’s music, relishing the smell of the barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers, enjoying our annual neighborhood block party. When one of my friends returned to our table, from talking to a few of our local politicians, I told him that I wasn’t going to . . . → Read More: The Polarization Paradox

John Hollenhorst, Mass Transit Magazine Publisher Promotes Leadership Best Practices

I was honored this week to learn that John Hollenhorst, Publisher of Mass Transit Magazine quoted me in his recent column, The Big Five Best Practices of Effective Transit Leaders.

Here’s how he communicated the information to benefit leaders in the mass transit industry:

Organizations seldom get better unless their leaders get better. Yet . . . → Read More: John Hollenhorst, Mass Transit Magazine Publisher Promotes Leadership Best Practices

Does Diversity Matter?

Next meeting you attend, look around the room and ask yourself three diversity questions:

1. How diverse is this group?

2. How diverse do they behave?

3. Does diversity really make a difference?

Of course, it is politically correct (not to mention ethically appropriate) to say diversity is important. But is there any research . . . → Read More: Does Diversity Matter?

Are Leaders Conveying Common Practice OR Best Practice?

The president of a local association approached me after the presentation and asked, “Dave, would you like to see more best practice presentations like the one you just saw from ABC Company?”

I replied, “I don’t think ABC Company gave a best practice presentation. It was a common practice presentation.”

She wrinkled her brow, . . . → Read More: Are Leaders Conveying Common Practice OR Best Practice?