I've coached a lot of CEO's and Executive Director types over the years. However, I've also coached many people in "second" positions. "Number One's," as Jean Luc Picard of the Star Trek Enterprise called them, are people who are senior leaders in the organization with significant responsibility for day to day operations (and often staff), [...]
OK, the people who "suspended" this guy for his "infraction" at the Inaugural parade have way to much time on their hands. You've got to be kidding. See what you think.
So, I was listening to CNN on my drive this morning when a guest came on to talk about his book: Rich Like Them. Here's a short description of the book... While academics frequently conduct research to try to unlock the secrets of garnering great wealth, Esquire editor D'Agostino took a more direct—and more entertaining—route: [...]
I'm a believer in the reality that during our childhood we find clues to our calling. This story gives new meaning to that. Wow!
Check out Robert Cialdini. This guy is good. I heard a podcast from Stanford (you can get it on Itunes University) entitled, Executive Briefing: The Power of Persuasion, by Cialdini. I then checked out his website (the earlier link will take you there) and found a good introductory video to his work. I love academicians [...]
Obama’s “irritation” with Politico journalist was good leadership for Obama and a misread for Martin
OK, so at about 3:20 seconds into the video (below) you see and exchange between a Politico journalist (Johnathan Martin) and Obama. Obama is being accused of being "irriated" with a substantive question. Martin asks Obama a policy question as Obama is doing an informal tour of the White House Press area. I don't see [...]
CEO John Thain resigned from Bank of America yesterday. His departure comes amid allegations about the bank and his personal spending habits--which seem to have been out of control. What can we learn from Thain's plight? I'll be posting, over the next few days, some of the key lessons (principles) we all need to remember [...]
Ah, the drama of the oath--unnecessary it seems to me. But, there is one small lesson to learn here (for all of us). Justice Roberts, it's OK to use notes. It appears the gaffe may be the result of Roberts not using notes. Roberts, I'm sure is a brilliant guy--no doubt. But, there are certain [...]
I vlogged a couple days ago about CNN getting it by using technology to create community--specifically through the picture created at the inauguration. Check out the picture here. Very cool!