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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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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Leadership & Fun: It shouldn’t be painful to go to work

Fun and work don't belong in the same sentence, let alone the same office, right?  Work happens through the week and fun gets to come out and play after hours or on the weekends.  But it doesn't have to...

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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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