Beyond Work-Life Balance

As I wrote this week on CBS MoneyWatch, work-life balance is a crock.  Once people come to this conclusion, the question is, what should people do to plan their work and life?  This task isn’t…

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How to Revoke a Pledge

There are times we need to revoke promises or pledges, but most of us don’t know how. This blog post gives the steps and why they work.[br][br] Business leaders need to make promises, and also…

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What Leaders Actually Do

Leadership focuses on building alignment through inspiring visions. Leadership provides direction. By definition, it doesn’t have lists, steps, or protocols. So what, then, do leaders actually do? The problem is that a winning vision includes…

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About The Book

The Dark Side of Leadership (working title) seeks to help readers find their dark side, map it, and use it without being possessed by it. In particular, this book tries to aid readers form a…

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How to Coach Difficult People Out of Stage Three Destructive Behavior

Chris Argyris, one of the original luminaries in the field of organizational psychology and learning, said that coaching difficult people is the most critical skill for leaders to master. If you can do this well,…

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