Tag Archives: introspection

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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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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The High Ground

Day Two at Gettysburg brought a total immersion into core concepts of leadership, long, in-depth discussions of the examples of those concepts displayed by the leaders during critical points in the battle, and illuminating (and muddy) up close & personal … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Challenge

Day One at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg was overwhelming. Even if there was no battlefield here, coming from the concrete jungle of urban America to rural, green, agrarian western Pennsylvania is shocking to the system of a city … Continue reading

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Not Standing Idly By

Quick – name the top 3 mistakes you’ve made in your career! Didn’t take long, did it? Now, how about the top 3 successes in your career? My guess is that this one took a little longer. Why? Well, to … Continue reading

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I – can – get – some – satisfaction

Have you ever gone back to the “old neighborhood” and been shocked by the sight of the little scrub in your front yard that is now a big leafy tree? OK, some of you may not be old enough but, … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … Continue reading

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