Archive for May, 2009

  • GM and You

    GM and You

    The unthinkable happens today.  GM declares bankruptcy.  All of my U.S. readers will jointly own over 70% of what’s left of it.  And “our” management will be cutting deeper and deeper, making the company smaller and smaller, hopefully leading it back to a new life […]

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  • Duct Tape Leadership

    Duct Tape Leadership

    Friends, Ever been to one of those retreats where the flip chart that holds our “top 10 opportunities” or our new “mission statement” keeps falling off the sound-insulated hotel room wall?  Ever go back to work and watch the same “exciting” ideas glance off people […]

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  • You Need Sticky Messages

    You Need Sticky Messages

    Chip Heath, co-author of the very cool book Made to Stick joins me for a full hour on Saturday at 8:00 am EST.  Listen then here.   For now, listen to this clip talking about how he and his brother Dan came to write the book.: 2-Minute […]

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  • And The Survey Says – About Innovation

    And The Survey Says – About Innovation

    Reading for Leading Audio Friends, I wrote last week about innovation, and only three people left blog comments. Then I posted a 5-question survey about innovation. Take it. It will take you – about 2 minutes max. When you finish it’ll show you the results. […]

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  • A Google Perspective on Innovation

    A Google Perspective on Innovation

    A Google manager joined me to talk about innovation. You can tell from the attached interview with Matthew Neagle that he was still fired up from Larry Page’s visit to the Ann Arbor office of Google: Attached interview with Matthew Neagle . Hear who Page is […]

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  • Innovation Radio

    Innovation Radio

    This Saturday on the Everyday Leadership show, where we “make work work,” we’ll be all about innovation.   Listen live.  In the 7:00 AM hour, we’ll hear from Google and ePrize and others about how they improvise.  The 8:00 hour, we’ll hear from . . . […]

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  • No More Waiting For Godot

    No More Waiting For Godot

    Friends, In 2009, the idea of a single leader behind whom we follow in one main direction is CRAZY. Instead, great organizations, great classrooms, great churches and families must tap their bio-diversity of everyday leaders, getting contributions from throughout the organization – regardless of rank, […]

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  • Speaking Topics in Demand

    Speaking Topics in Demand

    Had a blast speaking this week at two Athena awards events (chambers of commerce recognizing a great female leader).  The courage of women leading is fascinating to me.  Because I am the (slightly) above average man behind a great woman – who is work with […]

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  • Everyday Leadership, Every Saturday Morning

    Everyday Leadership, Every Saturday Morning

    Everyday Leadership: Making Work Work” gives you ideas and experts – and listens to you – on how we can “make work work” better!  We talk about topics that matter: toxic bosses, leading up, flex time and family-work balance, getting promoted or retrained or starting […]

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  • Of a Hundred Takeaways From Gettysburg . . .

    Of a Hundred Takeaways From Gettysburg . . .

    Friends, We went around the campfire, each sharing our views. It didn’t matter that some of the boys – or the lone girl, Paris – were 10 or 11 years old. We had all toured the battleground on Friday, most had read the book The […]

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