The average person tells four lies a day, or 1,460 a year; a total of 87,600 by the age of 60. And the most common lie is ‘I’m fine.’” This quote appeared in a friend’s recent blog post and got me thinking.* Does the average manager tell four lies a day? Read more here….
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People fascinate me. It must be why I love “people-watching.” (Nothing’s better than a busy airport or a city-center at lunchtime!!) Celebrities and other “famous” people are especially fascinating to me, simply because of the effect they have on others. I’m amazed by the impact of their endorsements and/or public opinions – how they can » Read More
Jon Bon Jovi, Desi Arnaz, Mikahil Gorbachev & Karen Carpenter… what do they all have in common? They share a birthday with Dr. Seuss! March 2nd, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel was born. He published 46 children’s books, and I daresay that most of you have read or had one or more of them read to » Read More
What we love in childhood often comes back to us with an “ah-ha!” weaving a tighter pattern when we look back over the tapestry of our life and finally see where that pretty colorful thread we once played with has lead us in maturity. Reflective leaders usually have many such stories at play in their » Read More
In a priceless 1988 interview with Fortune Magazine, Ross Perot boldly confronted General Motors’ corporate culture. He said, “At GM, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is go hire a consultant on snakes. Then you get a committee on snakes, and then you discuss it for a couple of years. The most likely course of action is—nothing…We need to build an environment where the first guy who sees the snake kills it.”
I just read a post by Nicole Williams at the Huffington Post entitled Five Lies You Should Tell Your Boss. According to Nicole, the five times it’s OK to lie are: When they ask what you’re worth. When they ask what your future plans are. When they ask about your experience. When they ask about » Read More