Archive for October, 2011

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    Kid Kate Coaches on Coaching

    Friends, I can’t quite figure out what to think of the fact that Kate, our oldest daughter, was the one of our three kids who seemed to need the most coaching; and now at 22, she’s expert and forthright.  I look up to her for […]

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    It’s Okay to Leave it Blank

    Friends, I was with a friend of mine this week who is a lifelong educator.  He was working with his fourth grader on her homework, and his daughter was getting frustrated and nervous that she couldn’t figure out a couple of problems.  His advice to […]

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    Not Just a Follower

    Not Just a Follower Friends, Today, I share outrage and a quick refresher. The outrage:  Here’s what happens: the Detroit Tigers lose, and we blame the authorities.  I’m guilty of this.  I didn’t see why the Tigers manager Jim Leyland put Schlereth in for Scherzer. […]

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    You Have No Idea (What They’re Thinking)

    Friends, My friend Cheryl Polk said something to me I’ll never forget, “We share the same physical space,” she said, “but we don’t share the same psychological space.” Cheryl’s a psychologist, an African American woman, and she was shedding brilliant light for me on how […]

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    Enlarging Your Bandwidth in Leadership

    Friends, The release of our book A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future has offered me a chance to re-learn a key lesson about bandwidth. It was fascinating at major news stations in D.C., New York, L.A., S.F. and Ann Arbor […]

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