Category Archives: Leadership & Management

Reintroducing humanity into everyday business life

In the middle of a typical meeting-filled day in DC, I was fortunately able to jam in some time for coffee with an old friend and mentor. Our chats – akin to taking myself in for an oil change – … Continue reading

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Public-Private Partnerships in Education Go Viral

When we began the Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) at the Georgia Department of Education, we thought our biggest challenge would be convincing businesses to get involved with the K-12 education community. Although the “skills gap” in our workforce is universally … Continue reading

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Quick but not in a Hurry

Some months back I was watching a game in which one team found itself in a big although not insurmountable hole. The color analyst – a former coach – used a great phrase to emphasize the point that the team … Continue reading

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Quiet Success

Recently I received feedback from an interview with a prospective client: I was told that I was too quiet, too passive in my time with them – that, instead of selling, I listened too much. This has to be some … Continue reading

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Educators Without Zip Codes

At the recent Plywood Presents social entrepreneurship event in Atlanta, Sajan George of Matchbook Learning captivated the audience with the description of his work on the daunting task of reforming the Detroit public schools. At first glance, this project seems … Continue reading

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Succeeding With the Team You’ve Got

In Atlanta we just experienced our first week in a long time without 90 degree temperatures, which makes us all cautiously optimistic that the annual brutality of July and August weather is coming to a close. People are slowly emerging … Continue reading

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Is Your Organization Missing a C?

As the cliché goes, little things mean a lot. Recently, I returned to a beach resort I had visited back in the spring. In my previous visit, I noticed that the “C” on the gateway sign to the tennis facility … Continue reading

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