Leadership Under Fire – Katrina’s Aftermath

The preparation and the response to “The Big One” in New Orleans should result in a complete re-assessment of how we choose and appoint our leaders. Any good corporate executive knows which jobs are best done by lawyers and which are best done by generals.

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Broad Slicing the Organization (or Country!)

In Blink the author defined thin slicing as the ability to make quick judgments. What we need now is the ability to engage in broad slicing, the ability to identify unifying themes that slice across all units and people in an organization.

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Let’s Get Tough!

The debate over our country’s nominee for U.N. Ambassador has come down to a debate over toughness and management style. It makes me wonder if anyone knows what it means to be tough.

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The ONE Principle

Watching the painful gyrations of our government over the past few weeks, it convinces me that there is one most important leadership principle in this age. This is true not only for our government, but for our corporations, teams and families. And, it is not new. It only needs renewal.

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