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Leaders Are Readers

As a student of my own job, I read a lot.  It’s become a rewarding habit.  That wasn’t always the case for me.  So I understand if reading is not a significant part of your life. In August, 2007, the … Continue reading

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Positive. Immediate. Certain.

31 August 2013 At today’s Toastmasters Leadership Institute, hosted by Division H, I spoke on “Leading a Volunteer Organization.” The principles I highlighted apply to any group enterprise whether business, social, civic, volunteer, not-for-profit, or religious, to name a few. One … Continue reading

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Map Reading

Safely through a narrow channel, wind and waves at our back, the bows of our canoes pierced Little Batchewaung Bay in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. A party of three in two canoes–I and my daughter in one, my son paddling his open … Continue reading

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Coaching

San Francisco Giants World-Series-winning manager Bruce Bochy understands coaching and shares his perspective in Bloomberg Businessweek (“Hard Choices,” Nov,-15-21, 2010). “Like any job, the more you learn the better manager you become,” he says, reflecting on his own development as … Continue reading

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Complex Organizations are Work Groups

The work group is the building block of even the most complex organizations, which means that LDTL can arise, be practiced, and propagate from anywhere within an organization.

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Work Process Elements: Obtain, Enhance, Deliver

I have suggested previously that any job task can be viewed as a work process.  Fundamentally, for any task, resources are Obtained, Enhanced, and then Delivered (OED; Think Oxford English Dictionary, perhaps the first and largest “OED,” as an easy … Continue reading

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From Competence to Innovation…and Back Again

What does it mean to “develop the organization”? From vision and mission to processes, products, and services, organizations develop as people in the organization develop.  What we do and how we do it makes a difference on the job: thinking, … Continue reading

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