Monthly Archives: November 2011

Choosing to Change and Staying Committed

by Marshall Goldsmith I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the most successful people in the business world. One thing I’ve noticed about them is they have unflappable optimism – they believe they will succeed, even under … Continue reading

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The Power of Mentoring in Leadership Development

by Lois Zachary “Good mentors help to anchor the promise of the future.” These words, written by Sharon Daloz Parks in the second edition of her book, Big Questions Worthy Dreams,  speaks to the power of mentoring for leadership development.  Good mentors … Continue reading

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Showing and Sharing Stories of Leadership

Leaders Sharing Life Stories and Past Decisions – Rite of Passage Recently David Brooks of New York Times called out to readers over 70 to send him a Life Report. He wants to share these with readers, especially the young, who … Continue reading

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Wrong-Headed Thinking about Leadership Training Statistics

Forbes recently had an article about how the “The Great Training Robbery:$60 Billion Investment In Leadership Development Is Not Working.”  There’s all sorts of faulty thinking in this article. First of all the figure they quote is for the amount of money … Continue reading

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Indivisible in Pursuit of Creating Jobs

Starbucks is hyped up about creating jobs. It’s using its resources to energize job creation by investing in local businesses, which have had a tough time getting financing from banks. So, instead of waiting for the government or banks to … Continue reading

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