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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Interview: Ann Rhoades

September 11, 2012

About Our Guest: Ann Rhoades is president of People Ink, which helps companies build values-based corporate cultures using the Values Blueprint principles. She was one of the five founding executives of JetBlue Airways and served as Chief People Officer at Southwest Airlines. In her book Built on Values, Ann shares in-depth details on hiring and…

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Being Accountable for Accountability (Part 3 of 3)

September 6, 2012

(Oldies But Goodies: We frequently get requests to re-publish past Duncan Report posts. This one is returning by popular demand.) In Parts 1 and 2 of this post on accountability, we explored behaviors of people who don’t take responsibility for their performance — compared to people who do. This time we’ll explore how “Make It Happen” people use…

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Jodi Glickman on boosting your value in the workplace

September 4, 2012

About Our Guest: Jodi Glickman is an expert in training people how to be Great on the Job. In fact, that’s the title of her bestselling book. In addition to training, coaching, and consulting, Jodi is a regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. She has appeared on MSNBC, and her career advice has been featured…

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Being Accountable for Accountability (Part 2 of 3)

August 29, 2012

(Oldies But Goodies: We frequently get requests to re-publish past Duncan Report posts. This one is returning by popular demand.) By Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan In Part 1 of this post on accountability, we explored some of the “Victim Behaviors” of people who don’t take responsibility for their performance. This time, let’s consider the more productive rungs on…

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Marianne Jennings on ethics lapses in business (and in the rest of life)

August 28, 2012

Marianne Jennings is a world-renowned expert in the field of business ethics. She’s authored a number of bestselling books on the subject, and has done consulting work for Boeing, Dial Corporation, Motorola, Southern California Edison, IBM, and many other companies. Marianne is professor of legal and ethical studies at Arizona State University. She earned her…

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Being Accountable for Accountability (Part 1 of 3)

August 23, 2012

(Oldies But Goodies: We frequently get requests to re-publish past Duncan Report posts. This one is returning by popular demand.) By Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan Everywhere I go in my consulting practice, performance “accountability” is among the top two or three concerns of senior executives. Accountability has various definitions, but the word is usually used to…

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Doug Conant on Leadership in the Workplace

August 21, 2012

About Our Guest: Douglas Conant is a superstar in the American food manufacturing world, having served in senior executive positions at General Mills and Kraft, then as President of Nabisco Foods. In 2001 he took over as CEO of Campbell Soup Company. The company’s stock was trailing the S&P 500 and falling sharply. Over the…

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