Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Fear Factor: Why Terror Creates Growth

I practice controlled acts of fear at least 4 times a year. I have taken piano lessons for seven years as an …

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3 Reasons to Partner Vs. Going Alone

We know of many great partnerships: HP inventors, William Hewlett and David Packard; the great dancing duo Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire; …

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What One Thing Will You Do Big in 2014?

As the year is winding down, I am reflecting on the goals I set out to achieve at the beginning of the …

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What Senior Leaders Would Do Differently: Eight Tips

In recent interviews with senior business leaders, we asked them to look back and tell us what they wish they would have …

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Being Blind to Your Downstream Impact

As a leader in any organization, it’s easy to have a blind spot regarding your downstream impact: you may not have any …

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Buh-bye Stacked Ranking

My colleague Barbara Milhizer and I often lament the colossal waste of time and money that companies spend annually on performance management. …

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What Time Magazine’s Man of the Year Could Teach JCPenney’s Ron Johnson

Ok, they’ve probably never met, but it strikes me as interesting how two “turnaround” leaders of embroiled organizations, took wildly different approaches, …

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10 Life Lessons from Snowpocalypse 2013

Dallas has been iced in for four days. Schools are out, flights are cancelled, and even if you could get out of …

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