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The Best Leaders are Great Teachers

The Best Leaders are Great Teachers

If you’re a leader, you’re also a teacher – whether you realize it or not. A recent Harvard Business Review article, “The Best Leaders are Great Teachers” by Sydney Finkelstein (Jan/Feb 2018) made me think more about this important role leaders share. For many of us,...
Letting Go of a Failing Strategy

Letting Go of a Failing Strategy

Raking up the final leaves, bringing in some wood and getting ready for the holidays: these rituals signal another year is winding down. For business owners and senior managers, strategic planning for the year ahead also happens now. As I’ve outlined in my book, The...
Make Onboarding New Employees a Top Priority

Make Onboarding New Employees a Top Priority

From pre-K to college, professional teachers understand the critical importance of a successful school year launch. If you have kids, you probably took them to meet their new teachers before Labor Day and, no doubt, faithfully purchased everything on the classroom...
The Science of Pep Talks

The Science of Pep Talks

Were you fan of the television series “Friday Night Lights” or the movie “Rudy”? The moment when the coach talks to the team (right before the most important game of the season of course!) most of us enjoy a vicarious adrenalin rush. The coach gets the team (and...
Good Enough

Good Enough

I recently wrote “How to perfect the art of ‘good enough’ project management” for The Business Journals.  “Good enough” is a tongue-and-cheek reference to using Agile and Scrum.  This post and the article provide an overview of Agile and Scrum for...

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