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Work: What’s it all about?

August 16, 2012

I absolutely love my work! I say that frequently, but also, people say it right back. They say, for example, that they can TELL I love my work. Great! To me: that’s what it’s all about. It keeps me looking for better ways to do what I do. It challenges me to turn my passion […]

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The P word: Politics and Leadership

July 31, 2012

The higher up you coach in an organization, the more politics is a true issue. It’s a base to cover with leaders that turns out to be somewhat of a taboo for some. I have even had people tell me “there are no politics” in their organization. Well, that’s just not so. And “politics” is […]

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Is self-esteem the enemy?

October 20, 2011

This morning I came across an article published by a religious group in which working with self-esteem was portrayed as dangerous, not only to religious beliefs but to reality-based decision making. After moving past my own defensiveness and professional slant, I do see how it could be misused and misinterpreted that way, but I also […]

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The end of dissent is such bad news!

April 12, 2011

Be afraid. When everyone is agreeing with you on all counts, day in and day out, there is something extremely wrong. Such contentment must be a sign of very bad news. Could it be possible that everyone has finally seen the light and is ready to embrace your truth as the one and only? Beware […]

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The Social Media Diet for Top Management

March 23, 2011

It’s been almost a year since I wrote my last post on the subject. The one I illustrated with this very same picture by my friend Ricardo Morell. I really feel that connection, like the birds on the wire when I am engaged in social media. I am nothing less than a social media enthusiast! […]

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Shaken

March 11, 2011

Today, the Western world awakes to news of the big Earthquake in Japan. I can’t help but recall my own experience in the aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. How we can be shaken to the core by nature, caught up a the situation beyond our grasp and control! I feel for the people […]

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A Jerk By Any Other Name

March 7, 2011

If you’ve been around the coporate world long enough, you have definitely encountered the type. Feels ever so smart. Acts like he’s doing you a favor just looking your way. Believes net worth is the only value you might have and lets you know that in every conversation. How MUCH did you say you were […]

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Leading for Transcendence: 5 things to do.

September 12, 2010

In the last post, we explored the aspiration for transcendence and how it relates to leadership. Let’s recall the questions we left open last time: How can a leader strike a balance between present and future? How can a vision be kept alive and shared enough to create a lasting legacy? When I start talking […]

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Focus on the Flow

May 20, 2010

I have been talking recently with several friends who worry they are not focused enough. For some people focus is about getting through that to-do list, completing the path from a to b or just doing one thing at a time. But that is not always the case. Some of us focus better when we […]

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Which is the Interruption?

May 3, 2010

A week or so ago, I was talking to my good friend Marion Chapsal and she was telling me about how her daughter came into the room while she was busy working, a cute vision patiently standing within her view. A bit crampy about being interrupted, Marion was gently reminded that she had promised to […]

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