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Failure and Success
How the Most Spectacular Failures can Lead to the Most Incredible Accomplishments. Failure. The word is loaded with connotations. With many executives, it’s a highly unpopular word. After all, how many highly driven Type A people do you know that enjoy failing? Yet, there is so much to be gained from failure. Failure is the … Continue reading Failure and Success
The Power of Perspective
Last week I met with a CEO, Mike, who asked for help with one of his senior managers. The manager, Henry, was a new hire, had an impressive resume and by all accounts was performing well in his new role. When I sat down with Mike, he complained that Henry had ‘Pollyanna Syndrome.’ Mike said, … Continue reading The Power of Perspective
Are You a Management Ostrich?
The Impact of Avoidance on a Company. Denial. And no, I’m not talking about the river in Egypt. The word denial tends to bring to mind personal issues. Yet, denial is alive and well in the workplace. Chances are denial brought its good friend avoidance and they could be camping out in offices and cubicles … Continue reading Are You a Management Ostrich?
Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Team?
The Impact of Bad Behavior on a Team. The old adage goes “one bad apple spoils the barrel.” In our line of work, we see the best and worst of business and human behavior. Recently, I was working with a company that reminded me of the old bad apple adage and got me wondering – … Continue reading Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Team?