Does Leadership Make You Feel Like a Jerk?

“Leaders don’t ask if they have to do the assignments,” I barked the other evening at a participant in our Tribal Leadership Approval Program. Immediately, I wished I’d held my tongue or spoken a little…

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Why There Are No Silver Bullets

My CBS Money Watch blog this week focused on fixing your company. I mentioned in that piece that many people will object to my language, saying: “isn’t it better to instead focus on “what is working”…

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Dave’s Really Bad Day: A Prius, An Ambulance and UCLA

It’s true what they say about car accidents. At least the bad ones. Or at the least the only bad one that I’ve had—last Wednesday night. I don’t remember the Prius taxi cab turning to…

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An Empirical Life

This week, I wrote two blogs. CBS Money Watch focuses on the mindset of great leaders, and paints a picture of what companies would look like if Empirical Leaders ran things. The Huffington Post goes…

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Personal Lessons from Lonmin

My CBS Money Watch blog post this week focused on the recent violence and related tragedies at Lonmin in South Africa. While working on The Three Laws of Performance with my co-author Steve Zaffron, I spent…

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