30 August

Do You Know How To Catch?

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When Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope recently, the feat itself was overshadowed by Wallenda’s decision to defy the television network and remove his tether at the last minute. His reason:  The Flying Wallendas are not thrill seekers; they are prepared professionals taking reasonable risks. The public’s response to Wallenda’s defiance was not…

19 June

Why isn’t this personal?

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We’ve probably all heard the old saying “this isn’t personal, it’s just business”…or some variation on that line. Usually, it’s dragged out when someone is about to be laid off, or a hostile takeover is being launched, or whatever, but the common theme always seems to be that someone is going to get hurt…and that…

1 June

The Healthy Leader – June 2012

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What Legacy Will You Create Today? Every day you make a difference. Will it be large or small? Lasting or fleeting? The truth is, you shape your own leadership legacy. And you do it right now. What Great Leaders Know Great leaders are crystal clear about the legacy they want to create. While ordinary leaders…

1 May

The Healthy Leader – May 2012

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  Are You Worth Knowing?   * Humans are social animals who depend on interactions with others. To be sustainable and worthwhile, these relationships must be mutually beneficial and grounded in respect. Building strong relationships also requires that you understand the value you bring and how you impact others. Striking a balance between these key…

5 March

The Healthy Leader – March 2012

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When Do Your Values Lead the Way? A Goldman Sachs executive director resigns, calling the company’s current culture “toxic and destructive.” A United States Senator announces her resignation, saying that the Senate “is not living up to its billing…and routinely jettisons regular order.” These surprising and very public assertions are the result of one thing:…

14 February

The Healthy Leader – February 2012

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Are you driven to excel? The Detroit Auto Show can be a pretty action-packed event, but in the middle of it all Christine Park, pictured above, is talking about the calming effect of the new Cadillac XTS: “Take a look at the main line here…it sets the tone of the interior. It’s that cleanliness that…

4 January

The Healthy Leader – January 2012

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Will You Overcome? The Euro Zone debt crisis… Government gridlock… Sabre rattling in the Straits of Hormuz… Much as you’d like to enter 2012 riding a fresh wave of optimism, the headlines continue to trumpet ominous threats to the world’s fragile economy. What Great Leaders Know Great leaders know that life is inherently impermanent. Nothing…