Leadership, Brian Williams and Sea Stories – Gripping Narratives that are Nearly Always Nearly True

Brian Williams, NBC News anchor, has been taking a lot of heat lately. It’s alleged that in retelling his experiences, he has enhanced them in ways that enlarge his role and confirm his status as the “I’m just a...

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Five Leadership Lessons from Minnesota’s Rebranding as NORTH

In case you missed it, there was a great article in the Wall Street Journal (1/22/15) (“Minnesota’s Cool New Image as the North”) about a move to rebrand Minnesota as “North”. It’s nicely summarized as “a number of local...

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Selfless Leadership: What If Your Future Isn’t About YOU?

Imagine you are the new leader of an organization where you have no control over your budget, hiring, or mission. Despite that fact, you bear the ultimate responsibility for the future of the organization and the people who work...

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Leadership Principles That Started in a Navy Cockpit and Took Flight

Ask any group of managers to define leadership, and you’ll quickly build a list of qualities and behaviors that are always interesting and occasionally contradictory.  Great leaders are inspiring, courageous, and compassionate.  They lead from the front, or the...

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