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It’s the Leadership, Stupid

The morning coffee break had wrapped up and we were back at it, involved in a deep discussion. Some people were at the whiteboard, some debating one another, and some listening attentively as we batted an issue around the room. The door to the conference room swung open and it seemed that a new member  More

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Curating Greatness

The engineers who become CEO do so because they’re artists of technology. The marketers because they’re sculptors of identity. The finance guys because they’re maestros of money, conductors of cash. Recruiting and HR roles lead when they are Curators of greatness, enabling people to come together to co-create outstanding business performances. Sure, HR is charged  More

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The Why Of Meetings

Let me just say what all of us believe: meetings suck. Yet we’re all going to meetings. For most of us, meetings get in the way of us getting actual work done. Often, meetings are not helping us move the ball forward. Even though brilliant folks like Gina Trapani and Chris Brogan have talked about  More

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42 Rules No one Told You.

I’ve been wanting to find a way to share with you books worth reading. Finally, I’ve settled on doing an interview. I’ve asked Pam Fox Rollin, a coach and leadership expert, & the new author of 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or  More

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Can Anyone Innovate?

As I went around the country last year giving leadership, innovation and collaboration talks at major companies and conferences, I started to hear the same question over and over again, and it amounted to this: Who is allowed to drive innovation? Now the actual questions that came up sounded more specific than that. If asked  More

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Curing the Yackity Yack Disease

At Apple, my best boss* once walked out of a room, after calling a bunch of us “Yackety-Yakers”.  Even though I’ve lived in the Bay Area of California since I was 5 years old, I definitely miss a lot of cultural references. I like to blame this on the fact that I don’t watch television,  More

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