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Leaders are Learners

I and others (Forbes, HBR) have suggested that leaders are readers. Yes, reading can expose us to a world of thought, ideas, and findings that are often condensed, carefully crafted, well organized, and sometimes documented with references to supporting research … Continue reading

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Need a Place to Lead?

Leading and leadership are often described in positional terms such as: From the top From the front From the middle From the center From the inside out From the heart From behind From the rear From the back From the … Continue reading

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The Road to Wisdom

The Road to Wisdom? — Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again, but less and less and less.  (Piet Hein, 1905-1996, The Road to Wisdom) The efficient and insightful poetry of Piet Hein (which … Continue reading

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Bring a Stick to the Fire

For two consecutive summers during high school, I went to the C-Bar-T Trail Ranch in Colorado.  We rode horseback and camped for six weeks in Colorado’s national forests, traversing the Rockies from the Front Range just outside Denver to Grand … Continue reading

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Starting with the End in Mind

With a bow to Stephen R. Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989) I’d like to depart slightly from the suggestion that we “begin with the end in mind.” I depart not because … Continue reading

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