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Category Archives: Wrong Lessons

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

The Danger of “Expert” Half-Truth Wisdom

Recently I came across an article with an attention-grabbing title: “‘Do What You Love’ is Horrible Advice.” Of course I had to click on the article and see what was … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

You’re not good at something, so let’s make you do more of it.

Does that sound like good management advice? To me it looks like a recipe for organizational and performance failure. This idea, however, was recently put forward by the executive editor … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wrong Lesson #1: Giving advice is easy, living by it is not

I remember that when my wife and I first got married we would often talk about having a family. We would look around at others struggling with their kids and … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wrong Lessons

Recently I had an interaction with an author of a book from one of the courses I was taking for my doctorate at Pepperdine. While reading the book, I ran … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

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