Category: Leadership

Knit Picking in Amsterdam

Scandal, turf wars, political intrigue.  Those were the subjects of the conversation two weeks ago between me and two American colleagues now living in Amsterdam.  The presidential elections recently over, the Petraeus scandal now breaking, the BBC reeling from a scandal of its own, the US peering over the edge of

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Fly Fishing and Workplace Learning

I’m standing in thigh-deep water. My wife is to my right, a guide, a few years older than I am, is between us. I’m wearing waders, have a fly rod in my hand, the water is rushing by, and this is all unfamiliar. I bike, I hike, I exercise a

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My German Shepherd, Memphis, and Sustaining What We Learn

As I sit here writing this blog, it’s occurred to me that everything I need to know about creating sustained learning I can learn from Memphis. That’s my five-year-old German Shepherd, who is resting by my chair as she does every morning. Our morning routine is well-established now. Every morning,

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You Can't Win with "Air in the Chair"

I spoke recently with a senior executive at a major company whose innovative products and services are known around the globe.  Since she is responsible for talent management, we were discussing the issues of diversity and inclusion. She asked me something I hear all the time. “The real issue for

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