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Dave's Rigid Ways

Without warning, four college friends grabbed both of my arms, dragged me off the bar stool, and blurted for all to hear, “Come on Dave, stop talking to that old guy… you’ve had too much to drink. Let’s go!”

I sighed, shook my head and thought, Here we go again. If I fight their . . . → Read More: Dave’s Rigid Ways

The 3 SUPER Best Practices

Effective and efficient leaders often focus on the fewest actions that deliver the greatest impact.

At a recent professional meeting, a leader asked how she could affect her organization’s dysfunctional culture when she was “only a middle manager.”

“Let me ask you this,” I replied, “is the quality of your home life most affected . . . → Read More: The 3 SUPER Best Practices

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?

Detroit's Three Leadership Failures

Detroit’s population has dropped from 1.8 million (1950’s) to 700,000 (today). There are 78,000 abandoned buildings in the city, and the average home price has plummeted to $7,000. The once great motor city capital of the world is $18.2 billion in debt and on the road to bankruptcy.

Detroit’s rocky road is an early . . . → Read More: Detroit’s Three Leadership Failures

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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