Monthly Archives: March 2012

Management – Flexibility – Work & Life Balance

“Most employers still tell their employees when to come to work, when to leave, and how they’re expected to work when they’re there. Why not measure employees by the value they create, rather than by the number of hours they … Continue reading

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Politics & Team Effectiveness – Culture

“The desire to avoid conflict is understandable, but it’s one of the most debilitating factors in organizational life.  Lack of candor contributes to longer cycle times, slow decision making, and unnecessarily iterative discussions.  A too-polite veneer often signals an overly … Continue reading

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Faith, Religion, Christianity, Beauty

“But why would we do it? Why would we sacrifice the enchanting beauty of Christianity for the ugly machine of politics? Because political power is so – and there’s no other word for it – pragmatic. We’re convinced “it works.”  … Continue reading

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Strategy & Generational Gaps

“So, how might a member of Generation Y think about “strategy” that would be different from the way it’s “always” been done? Here are four things he may be wondering about: The underlying philosophy: Do others have to lose for … Continue reading

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Personality Reflection – ISTJ

“As an ISTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically. ISTJs are … Continue reading

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Business Leadership & Management – Trust

“The mismatch between what we all intuitively know and our talent management practices and leadership messages are at the heart of the lack of trust. Restoring trust requires establishing a new, realistic relationship — one both sides believe — translated … Continue reading

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Leadership – Vision – Bill Donovan

  “The agency Donovan created would send an organizational theorist into convulsions.  It became a Rube Goldberg collection of disparate programs, functions, and initiatives whose common denominator sometimes was only that Donovan had dreamed them up.  By any measure he … Continue reading

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Profound to Me Begins

Today is the day I start my blog.   My intention is to keep track and visualize the profound thoughts, unique ideas and illuminating insights from the books I read, the articles I follow in the news, and any other written … Continue reading

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