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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 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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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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