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3107, 2016

And The Ludicrous Leadership Award Goes To…

Categories: See The Forest Through The Trees|

I am proud to announce the recipient of this month's Ludicrous Leadership award goes to an Ontario Canada based watch company with a claim to fame earned manufacturing watches for the allied forces in 1941.

2407, 2016

What Would You Do?

Categories: See The Forest Through The Trees|

So you are trapped in a room with only 15 minutes of air left. The room is made of steel, the door is made from steel, its air tight and the door is locked. You do not have a key, there is no window and the air is getting stale. What do you do?

1707, 2016

Ridiculous Interview Questions

Categories: See The Forest Through The Trees|

There is nothing at all wrong with taking advice from successful business people. But sometimes, this advice is not only wrong, it's also absurd. Especially when it comes to hiring.

1007, 2016

A Powerful Lesson In Leadership From The Movie “The Kingdom”

Categories: Heroes, Legends and the Wise|

A powerful lesson in leadership from the movie “The Kingdom”

307, 2016

Happy Fourth of July

Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy 4th of July! This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

2606, 2016

Life In A Do-It-Yourself Project

Categories: See The Forest Through The Trees|

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to...

2006, 2016

What You Can Learn From Muhammad Ali

Categories: Heroes, Legends and the Wise|

Since 1997 I have asked people I work with to give me an example of someone who is the “greatest of all times” in what they do and the answer is predominately the same. It doesn’t matter the location, the company or the culture. I’ve asked this question to managers in Bangladesh, sales people in Bangkok, bankers in Boston, consultants in Phoenix, recruiters in Atlanta, and entrepreneurs in L.A. The answer is overwhelmingly...

1306, 2016

Heroes and Movies: Matt Damon in The Martian

Categories: Heroes, Legends and the Wise|

Recently, I watched The Martian, a science fiction film starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, who is stranded on Mars after his team assumed him dead. Despite hostile conditions, insufficient supplies, and a barrage of unexpected problems, astronaut Mark Watney survives. The powerful business lesson to be learned is ...