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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

A Leader's Greatest Deception

Have you ever “bit off more than you could chew”?  What were the consequences of doing so? For me, the impact of taking on a project that was beyond my capability when I started my own business 20 years ago was enormous. I wasted two years developing a product that was a complete . . . → Read More: A Leader’s Greatest Deception

A Manager Who Leads?

I gripped the handlebars for the umpteenth time, clenched my teeth, took a deep breath and started spinning the mountain bike peddles furiously. I clawed my way up the steep slope, barely dodging those huge rocks on the path, bouncing over the stones that tried to rip the bike from my vice grip.

You . . . → Read More: A Manager Who Leads?

How to Lead Change by Managing Stability

The soapy, wet rags danced across my front windshield as I drove into the carwash. Instantly, my 90-pound German Sheppard leapt from the back to the front seat. His big brown eyes screamed at me, “Dad, what’s that?”




“It’s okay Comet.” I stroked his head as the car darkened.



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How to Stretch When You Feel Pulled

How Well Do You Stretch When You're Pulled?

A team leader recently lamented that the senior executives in her organization had implemented a new policy to improve the quality of information submitted. This leader applauded the effort to improve quality, but moaned that the rigid new policy was also decreasing productivity, . . . → Read More: How to Stretch When You Feel Pulled