Category Archives: Leadership

The word is out: Trump’s rhetoric is eroding America’s moral authority

According to opinion pieces in CNN, the New York Times, and elsewhere recently, America’s moral authority in the world is being compromised by the intemperate language often used by their new president towards its allies and his own citizens. An … Continue reading

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Checks and balances, the world needs you

Nearly three weeks into the new world order of America under its new president, Donald Trump. What a surreal and unsettling three weeks. It is difficult to concentrate on other interests; they seem so mundane compared to witnessing the unravelling … Continue reading

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We’re not wired to embrace facts or make rational decisions, it’s all in The Undoing Project

I’ve just finished reading a book I got for Christmas (thanks, Phil) by Michael Lewis called The Undoing Project. If you’ve read any of Michael Lewis’s other books, such as Moneyball. Liar’s Poker, or The Big Short, you’ll know he’s … Continue reading

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The Mounties, the Donald, sexism, and the gaps in the message

Even if you’ve never been to Canada there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Mounties. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the RCMP, with their ceremonial hats and red jackets, are a national icon of Canada. The Mounties, in fact, have a … Continue reading

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Good leadership requires good communication

Nobody ever said that effective communication was easy. We don’t always get the words just right, or the timing. We’re not always listening to each other when we should. (And as we get older, the reality is that we can’t … Continue reading

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Leadership and the competence factor

Of the 6 traits of successful leaders we’ve identified previously, surely competence, laid on a solid foundation of strength of character, has to rank right up there. It seems like a non-brainer. We can have the most honest, honorable person … Continue reading

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Confidence and commitment, essential for leaders and also for Olympians!

Thinking of the critical traits of strong leaders (character, conviction, confidence, competence, commitment, and communication) we discussed in a previous post while watching (obsessively) the Olympic Games during this special moment in time, I am struck by the necessity of … Continue reading

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