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Avoiding a Collision with Growth (part 4) – Talent Leadership

Avoiding a Collision with Growth (part 4) – Talent Leadership I want to thank my faithful readers for making it through this 4 part series. We began part 1 by drawing an analogy between my Dad’s car collision (he’s fine),

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Avoiding a Collision with Growth (Part 1)

I received a call from my mom a few nights ago. She was calling to say that my dad had been in an accident, not too far from where I live. She needed me to pick him up and bring

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What the Seahawks Teach Us About Peer Accountability

I enjoyed reading a recent article in Sports Illustrated entitled “Let it Lei”, detailing the Hawaiian pre-season retreat that Russell Wilson arranged for the Seahawks. Read the article here. I’m from the Seattle area, so the Super Bowl loss to

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Amazon Culture – Are We Surprised?

Amazon has never tried to hide who they are!  The New York Times published an article recently that has ignited a firestorm. In the article, former Amazon employees describe an environment where: Standards were unreasonably high Colleagues were pitted against

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Is Passion Key for CEOs?

CEO of Evernote Steps Down – He Put Passion Ahead of Position I read in a recent Business Insider article that the CEO of Evernote, Phil Libin has decided to step down. The reason – – he isn’t passionate about

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What Happened at Twitter?

The CEO of Twitter is Out – Do you know how to avoid the same mistakes? Dick Costolo recently stepped down as the CEO of Twitter. The investors didn’t like what they were seeing – a stock price sliding 20%

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