“L E A D - M”

For each of the last twelve years, Strategy Execution had been the number one topic on the minds of CEOs, according to the annual CEO survey of by the Conference Board. Most businesses have a strategy but senior leaders are frustrated in their attempts to deploy strategy from “the top to the shop.” if strategy is not effectively implemented

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Trouble in Fishtown

I've been reading a fascinating book: Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010 by Charles Murray. It is relevant reading for any leader and, more importantly, any parent who is concerned about the world their children will inherit. I recommend it heartily. So does David Brooks, New York Times columnist who says on the book's cover, "I'll be shocked if

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Are Happy Leaders Better Leaders?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about happiness. I'm writing a book, tentatively entitled, Navigating to Nirvana. I’ve been wondering if happiness is teachable/learnable, if the person in the state I'm calling the Navigator mode could be said to be happier than those whose primary mode is that of th

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Mindfulness is Not Magic!

MINDFULNESS IS A HOT TOPIC in business these days and I’d be the first to proclaim the benefits of mindfulness. This, of course, is the practice of focused awareness introduced by the Buddha over 2500 years ago. I have taught versions of this practice for over 30-years and am proud to say that I am also a graduate of the Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. After studying mindfulness intently for the past  year (taking the Zinn course, daily practice for 30-minutes, much reading about th

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