Archive for October, 2009

  • Say Goodbye To Stuff That's Over

    Say Goodbye To Stuff That's Over

    In William Bridges’ book on Transitions he says that we’ve got it backwards. We think that our personal and organizational stories unfold through beginnings, middles, and then endings. Nope. He says it’s much more accurate and helpful to see our personal and organizational lives unfolding […]

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  • Michigan at a crossroads

    Michigan at a crossroads

    Fellow Michigan Citizens, I don’t often write about politics, but I feel I must today.  Michigan is at a crossroads. It’s a civic emergency, and I feel a duty to educate and, yes, advocate.  Senator Bishop, the southgoing Zax (brush up on your Dr. Seuss […]

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  • Speaking of Men . . . and Maria Shriver

    Speaking of Men . . . and Maria Shriver

    Maria Shriver along with the Center for American Progress and NBC are this week launching a report – and hopefully a national dialogue – about “A Woman’s Nation.”  I’m pretty sure it’s a man’s nation too, so is Maria, and I’m glad she’s got us talking about […]

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  • A Time of Opportunity to Become a Great Employer

    A Time of Opportunity to Become a Great Employer

    When it comes to employers looking for employees this is an incredible buyers’ market.  Consider: The current Business Week chronicles the woes of young people entering the labor force. Unemployment nationally is nearly 10%.  In cities it’s as high as 30%.  Labor unions have made […]

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  • Everyday Leaders Matter More

    Everyday Leaders Matter More

    Tom Walsh in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press opens a window for us to see and hear from Bill Ford, Jr., chairman of Ford Motor Company.  Walsh quotes Ford: “I grew up around money, power and fame, and I’ve had all three myself and . . […]

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  • When Your Boss is a Bear or a Burden

    Kathi Elster and Katherine Crowley were great as they discussed their new book Working for You Isn’t Working for Me. You can hear the show.

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  • Got a Tough Manager – K-Squared Can Help

    Listeners on the Everyday Leadership radio show, have heard Kathi Elster and Katherine Crowley, co-authors of the best-seller Working With You is Killing Me. Now, the K’s spend 2 hours with me talking about their new release, Working For You is Killing Me. Listen in […]

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  • Think Football – 4th Quarter

    Think Football – 4th Quarter

    Friends,    A quickie this morning.   This is the first week of the fourth quarter.  Think: Football 4th quarter.  We’re behind.  It’s been a lousy first three quarters for businesses, non-profits, and governments.  The crowds are fidgeting, angry, some are filing out of the stadium.  […]

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