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Category Archives: Leadership

Wells Fargo, Margaret Thatcher, & Being a Lady

Margaret Thatcher was known for pithy quotes and perhaps one of best examples of her pithiness is the quote stating, “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

More Was Returned Than Just A Cell Phone

There’s a classic scene from the movie Tommy Boy where the main character  Tommy Callahan, who is played by Chris Farley, sits down on a bench after having his “final” … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

From Academic Probation to Doctorate: The Unlikely Story

A 1.94. That was my GPA my first semester at Brigham Young University. That GPA enabled me to make it on a much more auspicious list than the dean’s list; … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Risky Business

Last week, I had the chance to speak to a group about innovation. One of the things I like to do during speaking engagements is turn the tables a bit … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Same Actions; Same Results

Yesterday, I walked away from a client sales discussion where the decision was not to proceed. It was the right decision, but the whole process with this prospective client bothered … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The end of meaningful debate.

I was recently helping a Pepperdine colleague of mine with the data analysis portion of his dissertation. He has been tackling an interesting problem that he noticed was a major issue in his specific … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Your Golf Game Says About You

Maybe it’s because I just spend a week in Palm Springs, but I’ve got a little golf on the brain as Spring gets into full swing. A couple of years … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Quiet Please – The Power of Silence

Maybe I’m just getting old, but just maybe with age has come a bit more perspective on a powerful principle of a good life and great leadership – the principle … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Not All ?’s are Equal

I’ve posted before on the topic of questions and the impact of a well-timed question for an individual or organization. Based on some recent conversations/topic trends I’ve been watching on … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Symbols vs. Words — Symbols Win Every Time

Do your organizational symbols speak much louder than your leaders’ words? Let me illustrate what I am trying to get at with this question. The other day I was driving … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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