Moving from Patriarchy to Partnership

Excerpted from Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results, by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams (Wiley, 2015) Since most organizations are still led predominantly by men and since most cultures are heavy on...

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Leadership Lessons: The Disaster that Saved My Career

Our son Sam turned 36 last week, and during a misty morning walk with the dogs, I began to reminisce on where I was at this time 36 years ago. Let’s see…early September, 1979…I was two-thirds of the way through...

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Leadership and Loss: Heroism, Duty, and Connection

    One of the little known facts about Memorial Day is that unlike Veteran’s Day, which honors all US veterans, Memorial Day was created specifically to honor the memory of those who died in service to their country. With that in...

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Leadership and Collaboration: Inside Apple’s Trojan Watch

In case you missed it, on March 20th, Good Morning America ran “Inside Apple’s Top Secret Health and Fitness Lab for the Apple Watch”, and for me it confirmed a key fact about the Apple Watch. It’s not a watch. The...

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Leadership and Growth: Six Leadership Lessons from a Craft Brewer

What does brewing have to do with Leadership?  It all depends on your perspective. One of the things you may have noticed is that the spelling of my last name is unusual. The apparently extraneous “u”, nestled silently in the...

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Leadership and Team: How KU Coach Bill Self Wins

Even if you’re not an avid Kansas University Jayhawks Basketball fan like me, something very cool happened at their recent game against TCU; Head coach Bill Self suited up the team’s senior student manager and put him in the...

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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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Leadership & Mission: Navy’s “Global Force for Good” Campaign Torpedoed

At Crew11, we believe an organization’s Mission needs to be clearly stated, embraced by the Team and actionable at all levels. Moreover, it should accurately embody the organization’s true purpose. The AP recently posted an article regarding the US Navy’s...

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