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We Are All a Work in Progress

I recently had the privilege to participate in the swimming competition at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The Games, a 19-sport, biennial competition for men and women 50 and over, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. The...

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Why Hire a CEO Advisor?

“When we buy a product [or service], we essentially ‘hire’ something [or someone] to get a job done”, says Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, in his new book “Competing Against Luck”. Why Hire a CEO...

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Stressed Executives and Reactive Dogs

Many of you know I train dogs...and it is uncanny how often insights I gain from that world help me understand the world of executives. Here is today’s lesson:  Both dogs and people have emotional brains that react under pressure and stress and impact performance. In...

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How to Avoid a Bad Hiring Decision

One of the most difficult conversations I have with CEOs and other senior executives is when a new leader, who seemed so promising during the interview process, shows up “differently” on the job. The confident, outgoing, leader-like candidate becomes a narcissistic...

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To See Ourselves as Others See Us

In my 11th grade British Literature class we studied poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), the Scottish poet who penned such classics as “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye”, “A Red, Red Rose”, and “To a Mouse”.  But I was reminded of another Robert Burns classic...

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