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Leadership & Memory

We've all lost sleep replaying the hurts and offences we experienced yesterday and rehearsing a hard conversation that we anticipate the next day. Sometimes the two are related. Yesterday's wound sometimes means tomorrow's confrontation. But memories and perceptions (even recent... Continue Reading →

The Culture of Personality

Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Broadway Books, 2012) writes: America has shifted from what the influential cultural historian Warren Susman called a Culture of Character to a Culture of Personality.... In... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"You will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making . . . If you simply tell the truth you will, nine times out of ten, become original... Continue Reading →

Clocks & Compasses

When Avon's Executive VP Andrea Jung was passed over for CEO at age 39, her board member Ann Moore, then CEO of Time Inc., gave her some great advice: "Follow your compass and not your clock." Leaders regularly have clocks... Continue Reading →

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