Category Archives: Leadership

5 Lessons Learned from Failure

Glenn Llopis wrote and interesting leadership article at Forbes titled 5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership some time ago.  It is uncanny how often general leadership articles seem to underscore Lean Principles and Lean Leadership.  The article is worth reading … Continue reading

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7 Reasons – Part 2

We have already started to look at the link between  Leadership and Trust in part 1 of this post.  A recent Forbes article by Glenn Llopis discusses 7 behaviors that cause mistrust while Stephen Covey discusses 13 ways the best leaders build trust at … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why Your Team Doesn’t Trust You and 13 Ways to Build Trust

There seems to be no shortage of magazine articles and blogs talking about the link between  Leadership and Trust.  A recent Forbes article by Glenn Llopis discusses 7 behaviors that cause mistrust while Stephen Covey discusses 13 ways the best leaders build trust … Continue reading

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3 Leadership Lessons from a Coaching Legend – Another Look at the Original Ice Bowl

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – … Continue reading

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The Medal of Honor and Leadership

Many of you saw tales of heroic deeds over the recent Memorial Day celebration in the United States.   We take the time to learn of heroes and the stories of their unselfish and personally risky actions that we taken … Continue reading

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Lean Goal Setting or Just Another Resolution?

Another year is through and the excitement and optimism of a new one is upon us. Many people like to make resolutions and it seems that almost as many don’t manage to keep their resolutions for long. You are more … Continue reading

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SMART Goal Setting in 2013

Happy New Year!  I trust that you have been enjoying your traditions of the holiday season and are looking forward to 2013 with optimism.  This blog traditionally starts the New Year by revisiting some of the most popular Lean Leadership … Continue reading

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Implied Consent

My wife and I are spending the weekend in Northwestern Hospital in Chicago.  While it’s one the best and located between the Magnificent Mile and scenic Lake Shore Drive, we’d rather be elsewhere for the obvious reasons. We enjoy a good … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With This Picture?

My wife and I just returned from a great vacation a few weeks ago.  We went to Acadia National Park in Maine which is beautiful this time of year.  Like many travelers, we asked someone to take our picture while … Continue reading

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Are You Doing a Good Job?

It seems like a simple question, but in truth, there are a lot of layers to it. Let’s back up for a minute and ask how you would know if you made a good play in football. That answer would … Continue reading

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