Month: February 2017

Successful Leadership: Insight from a Well-Respected CEO

Today, leadership manifests itself in many different ways. We all know powerful leaders that may not necessarily be successful or effective, and many of us also know successful leaders that don’t exert the power that we would expect of someone in the role. But what about the leaders who have found that delicate balance between…
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February 28, 2017 0

Perception: What if we weren’t so quick to judge?

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius Is there such a thing as an objective truth in life? It is a debate for the ages, a philosophical question that quite possibly doesn’t have an answer. Too often in my life and in…
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February 19, 2017 0

A Whole New Metaphor: Merger as Mash-Up!

Attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival is at the top of my bucket list. Jazz is a fusion of sounds, voices, tempos, and rhythms, and has roots in many traditions. It is constantly evolving. It takes on the nuances of the moment and the artists and draws its energy from the audience. It’s organic and…
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February 13, 2017 0

Artifacts: A Powerful Driver of Your Organization’s Culture

“The bottom line for leaders is that if they do not become conscious of the cultures in which they are embedded, those cultures will manage them. Cultural understanding is desirable for all of us, but it is essential to leaders if they are to lead.” – Edgar Schein Edgar Schein defines culture as the underlying…
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February 6, 2017 0