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America, Make Your Stand

Okay, America. We can all see where this is going. The question is: Whose side are you on? The persevering, no-nonsense Mother Abigail … or the overly florid but eerily compelling Randall Flagg? The former was born and bred in … Continue reading

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My new book! The Greats on Leadership

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest book, The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers. It will be released in early May wherever books are sold. Reserve your copy today, and read on for details … Many … Continue reading

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When to Turn Back (Hint: Before You Plummet Over a Cliff)

“What does that sign say?” I could hear the tension in my mother’s voice as she peered through the windshield of our tiny car at the large road sign, written in Spanish and framed by a fringe of icicles that … Continue reading

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The Great Divide: Action vs. Reflection at Today’s Colleges

Yesterday, my daughter, husband, and I returned from college trip No. 2.   E. is a rising high-school senior and in the grip of her obsessive parents, who are insisting that she visit every college to which she might apply. … Continue reading

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If Your Feedback Isn’t Being Heard, Try This One Thing

“Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for everything.”  –Alexander Hamilton   June 1993: Amy and I were designing a training workshop. We both worked for a leadership development firm, and the particular program we were building … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from Mickey Rooney and a Telegram Boy

My father-in-law, Guy, had an interesting encounter back in 1938 with film star Mickey Rooney. The story got me thinking about a key blind spot for leaders–and how to avoid it. Read more here, in my latest post for Linked2Leadership.com.  

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The Best Leadership Book Ever

On my website I recommend a number of books on leadership. They’re all good, but the best leadership book ever isn’t listed there. The book that taught me the most about leadership is The Kitchen Madonna, by Rumer Godden.  (You can … Continue reading

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