Four Rules for Panel Moderators

After a huge number of years serving on panels – and gracefully bowing out of moderator duties since I never quite got the hang of it, I finally have the process nailed. I did not figure this out myself. I was just lucky enough to end up on Constellation Connected Enterprise 2021’s panel on Brain […]

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The Virtue(s) of Leadership

Someone on Quora asked what virtues extraordinarily good leaders have, to which I answered, “why, all of them, of course…” And I went on, as I am wont to do, because one of the not-so-classic virtues, imho at least, is going beyond the obvious. The classical virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. I’m going […]

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The Leadership Library

Someone asked me what their leadership library should contain. I stopped myself from flippantly replying, whatever ebooks you can borrow from your local library… because before I did, I realized that I had no idea why they were doing this. So I answered, and here I will share… If you’re developing a leadership library and […]

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Leading Into the Light

Once upon a time, I had to learn how to make a video. It was important, so I spent a few minutes with a very helpful guy at the Apple store, learning the ins and outs of iMovie. (If you know me, you know I never RTFM. I’m that kind of techie…) So technically speaking, […]

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First, Fire the Leaders

Another week, another crop of downsizings, and with few notable exceptions, HR people are telling me how they’re choosing the leaders over the non-leaders as the keepers.  And I’m groaning inside. Has anyone figured out how companies run when everyone’s a leader? For one thing, no one’s willing to make the coffee. For another, the […]

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