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Friday photo therapy

There is so much noise and so much information swirling about right now. And I don’t have any hard and fast answers. And I don’t have any suggestions any different than what a “million” other people are saying. So, in order to not add needlessly to the noise, I would like to offer another few… Read More

Thoughts about working from home from someone who has done it for years

A good fried of mine, Chris Pogue of Nuix, has worked from home for many years and has done so while working for an international company based in Sydney, Australia. Chris is not an individual contributor, but a senior executive with Nuix and he has managed teams from Australia, to England, Ireland, Asia, the US… Read More

Think before overreacting – this doesn't have to lead to layoffs

During this time we must be prudent, but as leaders, we cannot panic and overreact and hurt those we lead. This is a time for compassion. In this Harvard Business Review article – “The Coronavirus Crisis Doesn’t Have to Lead to Layoffs” they make the following statement: “To be sure, a cost-cutting reflex is understandable.… Read More

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Spring has come

What I have found to be a cure-all for myself, is being outside. One of my favorite pastimes is driving out in the country with my mother, finding new places to explore and new ways to get there. And during this time of “physical distancing” we have more time to explore at will. I thought… Read More

Responsibility-centered leadership versus Reward-centered leadership

“Some leaders fail to achieve organizational health because they possess an almost unconscious unwillingness to do the difficult tasks and confront the challenging situations that are required to bring it about. This unwillingness flows from a flawed – and dangerous – motivation for becoming a leader.” Patrick Lencioni in “The Motive“ In his excellent new… Read More

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Procrastination isn’t laziness

I have always had this habit of putting off my work until the very last minute. On some level, the time crunch forces me to solidify my thoughts and is beneficial. But, for the most part, I am just delaying a task that needs to be completed and running the risk of putting people in… Read More