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Enter the Matrix at Your Own Risk!

I have had many readers ask how well the book LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS applies to matrix organizations, because many of the printed examples discuss hierarchical situations. In most matrix situations you, as the leader, have a wider group of stakeholders yet … Continue reading

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What’s Your Job (As a Leader)? – Part 2

In the previous blog we discussed the complexity of both leading and managing, and how people most often state that lack of time is their reason for doing a sub-optimal job. Time is our most precious commodity.  We can spend … Continue reading

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What’s Your Job (As a Leader)? Part 1

The headline above is perhaps the most illuminating question my clients can answer. It provides both of us a glimpse into how they see and practice their leadership/management roles. Before I say more, please spend a few minutes jotting down … Continue reading

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Just Say it

I hope you are in the habit of putting your brain in gear before opening your mouth when you have a conversation with another person – what I call a two-person conversation. This blog deals with the one-person conversation: The … Continue reading

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Get That New Leadership Position!

We are at the stage of the economic recovery where many executives are considering changing jobs either within their own firm or by going to a new organization.  Before you send a resume or schedule an interview, there are two … Continue reading

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Why Standing Still is Not an Option

Years ago, a friend and I went swimming on Sunset Beach in Hawaii, known for its incredible waves. A crew was filming a surfing commercial, which should have been a clue that the tide was strong, but we did not … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Excess

In case you missed it: Part 1 – The Wisdom of Buffet and Zuckerberg Before I explain why excess compensation came into being and is continuing to accelerate, not just in the corporate world but also in the legal profession, let … Continue reading

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