Blog Fan

I need to make two points in today’s post. The first is about how great blogs are. My friend Jeff De Cagna (who bought me this domain and convinced me to blog) laughs a bit about how excited I am about blogging given my ...

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The Power of Incompetence

For those of you who (like me) read Harvard Business Review regularly, please don’t skip the “forethought” section at the beginning. It often has some real gems in it (that don’t require 45 minutes of focused reading, ei ...

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Hiring Process

I was speaking to a CEO last night who was in the midst of hiring several people for his staff (in a hurry). This left me with a couple of things to ponder. First, and this is mostly for anyone out there who might be loo ...

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Re-Creation

Even though I just had a vacation in July, here I am taking a few more days off. The good kind--where I will have zero access to both email and cell phone. I am riding my bicycle from Pittsburgh, PA  to my home in G ...

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Bad Apples

The "problem" person. The "bad apple." I hear this all the time in organizations. "What do we do about that one person who is causing trouble for everyone else? The response is typically one of t ...

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Change Enforcement

There’s an article in the last issue of Association Management about curing “change-o-phobia.” I’ve seen lots of articles like this, all hailing from the land of “change management.” They all have decent things to say, l ...

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