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The Power of Values

Vision and mission statements are useful documents, but they can be very hard to craft in a way that...

Nothing Soft About Soft Stuff

When I visit a company, I often see that all the executives have copies of the same business book on...

Bananarama

A few years ago I spoke at a conference in London where I was privileged to share the platform with ...

Perceptions First, Then Plans

One of my favorite quotations about change comes from Antoine St. Exupery, who said, “If you w...

What Is Executive Coaching?

About half of the e-mail I get after one of my columns is published in Arkansas Business asks the sa...

Golf and the Art of Leadership

“How could anyone make a connection between the frivolity of golf and the serious business of ...

Who Was That Man?

In December I had the privilege of attending a Roast and Toast for Bill Goolsby, who retired Dec. 31...

Passing the Jump Test

Remember “The Matrix”? Early in his re-education, Neo finds himself faced with a test of...

Measuring What Matters

We are nearing the end of 2004, and although it is early December, I am already beginning to see rev...

Good Gifts

Given my personal penchant for sending books to clients and colleagues instead of fruit baskets duri...