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Posts tagged with ‘Leadership’

Have Courage – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Recently I have questioned my commitment to the ideals I pursue, teach and believe. I would guess that most of us would say, the most provocative question by which we could measure belief is simply, “Would you die for it?” Death for belief has created martyrs, many of whom have names we do not know, recite or sing. In what […]

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The Internal Serial Killer

  Early in my professional career, I was a fairly timid and quiet guy. I was elevated to management, largely due to my knowledge and expertise, but, I lacked the self-confidence to really be labeled a leader. I often struggled when expressing an idea or articulating a point of view, that I knew would not be popular nor well received […]

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What are your guiding principles?

This past Thursday, I was invited to attend an award ceremony to celebrate the induction of three successful business leaders and supporters of Junior Achievement into the Junior Achievement Chicago Business Hall of Fame.  One of the laureates of the evening was Roy Carlson, chairman emeritus and founder of TDS (Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., the parent company of U.S. […]

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Pigeonholed?

All of us know or have known someone within our professional lives that is or has been in a pigeonhole (to be stagnate, with little opportunity or growth in your current career for a long period of time). They’re OKAY…sometimes even great at what they do, but lack the attitude, skill, will and/or emotional intelligence to change roles and/or go […]

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Upgrade U

What was the last item you had to upgrade? Chances are one of the applications on your smart phone needed upgrading recently or maybe even the phone itself. I can’t speak for you, but whenever I see that there’s an upgrade available for an application on my smart phone or the software on my laptop, I feel compelled to upgrade that […]

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