How to Develop Your Noble Obsession

As I noted this week in my CBS MoneyWatch blog, a key to leadership is having a “noble obsession.” While not influenced by the book of the same title about Charles Goodyear (one of the…

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Learn Instant Rapport in 18 Minutes

Word mapping is one of the most valuable leadership tools I’ve ever seen. It causes people to think you read their minds, can be deeply seductive and (if you could go back in time), it…

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How to Tell if You are About to Have an Impact – or if You are Just Tilting at Windmills

How to Tell if You are About to Have an Impact – or if You are Just Tilting at Windmills.   This week I walked into a restaurant in Dubuque, Iowa to meet with a…

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Phil Jackson and Tribal Leadership

This was an amazing week for the Tribal Leadership tribe. On Saturday, one of my Executive MBA students emailed a New York Times article about Phil Jackson’s new book, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success….

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A Cry of Hope, Serenity, and Sadness

In 2000, American Elegy was performed for the first time in commemoration of the victims and survivors of the massacre at Columbine High School. In the thirteen years since composer Frank Ticheli was first commissioned…

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