Jim Kouzes: Why You Should Hone Your Storytelling Skills

January 23, 2013

Part 3 of 4 About Our Guest: Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, with more than 2 million copies sold. Jim and Barry have co-authored more than 30 other books, including The Truth About Leadership, Credibility,…

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Jim Kouzes: Feedback, Learning, Performance, Improvement

January 14, 2013

Part 2 of 4 About Our Guest: Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, with more than 2 million copies sold. Jim and Barry have co-authored more than 30 other books, including The Truth About Leadership, Credibility,…

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Jim Kouzes: How Dialogue Skills Contribute to Exemplary Leadership

January 8, 2013

Part 1 of 4 About Our Guest: Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, with more than 2 million copies sold. Jim and Barry have co-authored more than 30 other books, including The Truth About…

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Our Gladiator Culture

December 12, 2012

The fiscal cliff that everyone’s talking about is one of those multi-purpose metaphors. It’s not just about spending, taxes, entitlements, and other pressing economic issues. It also describes the consequences of the combative behavior found in today’s politics, business, media, sports, academe, military, and even religion. Ours is a debate society. Radio and television “talk…

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An Open Letter to Barack Obama

November 20, 2012

Dear Mr. President: First, congratulations on your re-election. Thanks to the ground rules in our wonderful Republic, you are the President of all our people. But 57 million of your fellow citizens voted for your opponent, so there is much work to be done to move the entire country forward, as you say. And it…

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2 Trust Busters That Dilute Your Credibility

November 15, 2012

By Rodger Dean Duncan (this article by Dr. Duncan originally appeared in Fast Company magazine) You wouldn’t deliberately dilute your own credibility. But it’s possible that some of your innocent behaviors are producing precisely that unintended consequence. Credibility problems can come in the form of Trust Busters. Let’s consider two of the most common ones, along…

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Dr. Edgar Schein on Culture, Leadership, and Performance

October 16, 2012

About Our Guest: If there were an aristocracy among experts in the field of organizational development, Dr. Edgar Schein would likely be king. For many years, he was a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. But he is known primarily for his prolific writing. He is author of more than a dozen books…

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Get Off Jim Lehrer's Back

October 8, 2012

Last week, on the day of the first Presidential debate, I wrote an op-ed piece for The Christian Science Monitor. My subject was PBS anchor Jim Lehrer, who moderated that first debate. (It was Jim’s twelfth Presidential debate.)  More than 40 years ago, Jim was my editor at the Dallas Time Herald where I was…

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How to Optimize, Reinvent, Maximize Your Business

September 25, 2012

About Our Guest: Steve Sashihara is CEO of Princeton Consultants, which blends IT and Management Consulting for many industry leaders as well as smaller, fast-growing ventures. He’s the author of The Optimization Edge: Reinventing Decision-Making to Maximize All Your Company’s Assets, www.optimizationedge.com, the first non-technical book to explain optimization to the busy business executive. –…

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