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To Thine Own Self Be True

The words from Shakespeare’s Hamlet ring true in many circumstances but none more so than for the authentic leader. Have you asked yourself who you are deep inside and what drives you? How you feel internally, and how you present yourself externally needs to match up...

Think…Differently

As a young IBM sales trainee, more years ago than I would like to admit, we were introduced to the THINK slogan which was even painted on the steps inside the training facility in Endicott, NY. Here is a brief history from Wikipedia: The “THINK” slogan was...

Avoiding an In Extremis Situation

If you have been in the Navy, Merchant Marine, or an airplane pilot, you are familiar with the term “in extremis.” It is a Latin phrase meaning “in the farthest reaches” or “at the point of death.” Simply put it means that you are now in a...

Change is Uncomfortable

Whether in business, sports, government, not for profit or other industries, executives and individuals are constantly pushing themselves and their organizations to get better. Is that just a human trait or do some people just have a need to not rest on their laurels?...

Before and After

We are used to “before and after” pictures, videos, or statistics in our personal and work lives. None is more visual than the weight loss images that are ubiquitous in January, when New Year’s resolutions are being made, and in late Spring as preparations are being...