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THE WOODENHEADED AFFLICTION

The greatest of sins is to be conscious of none.” Introduction. What is Woodenheadedness? In The March of Folly: From Troy to Viet Nam, historian Barbara Tuchman describes human history as the “unfolding of miscalculation,” a litany of failure, mismanagement and delusion in the pursuit of disastrous national and organizational policies.  She explores four historic […]

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THE ALPHA AFFLICTION

We’ve all heard of the Alpha Male.  It may not surprise you to discover that about 70% of senior business executives are alpha males. What may surprise you is what alpha males can can do to your organization, if left to their own devises.   Yes, the lion will one day lay down with the lamb, […]

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LEADING IN THE SHADOW: ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT LAST

Leading in the Shadow – Reflections on the Inherent Difficulty of Getting Anything of Lasting Value Accomplished Life is hard.  And if life is hard, it follows that leadership is doubly difficult. A better tomorrow is not inevitable.  Progress is not served up to the organization on a silver platter.  There are no four-lane highways to […]

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THE GENIUS OF PERSISTENCE: PART 2

It’s a common fallacy that great endeavors are accomplished with effortless grace—that the talent, gifting and genius of some people is so great, and the opportunities so many, that outcomes are achieved “all at once” with little effort. We tend to focus on the ten percent called genius and forget the ninety percent called persistence. […]

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