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IRAQ IS BACK!!!

August 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

Despite promises to the contrary, America is creeping back into the internecine sectarian conflict in Iraq. In the immortal words of Chester A. Riley, “What a revoltin’ development this is!” (Except for regular readers like Marvis Anderson, you probably are too young to remember this iconic line often evoked by William Bendix on the 1950′s [...]

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Avoiding the Rigor Mortis of Leadership

March 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

It is a sure sign of dead leadership when the leader becomes inflexible, unresponsive to input, stuck in rigid positions and is exacting as to how things are to be done. Do you remember the scene in Washington, D. C. on a cold January day in 2009, when Barack Obama stepped spritely to the podium [...]

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If You Want to Know the Cost of Inconsistent Leadership Just Ask President Obama

January 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

Trust is the petri dish for success, but inconsistency is a virus that can infect and immobilize leadership. As 2013 wound down, President Obama was pressing to conclude a troop-withdrawal agreement with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. The agreement – a pact that took over a year to negotiate – had actually been sought by [...]

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