Category: Leadership

Sea Change Challenges

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The oldest buildings on the Stanford University campus are clad in gorgeous sandstone. The sandstone is no longer available. There are few, if any, craftspeople that can create a new version of the lovely old facades. So, when renovation is needed, the inside gets completely re-done, but the outside remains that same. In  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are people

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People are people. Obvious, right? But that statement has some profound implications for you. People have emotions and they bring them to work. People are unique, not interchangeable parts. People have relationships and knowledge. People have lives that overlap their time at work. People aren’t good at the things  »  Read More

“Talent” is Bunk

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I’m sick of “talent.” I’m sick of wars for talent, and talent pipelines, and talent acquisition. I’m sick of talent anywhere it’s used as a substitute for people. People are not talent. People have talent. People are more than talent. There’s no such thing as disembodied talent. Every bit of talent  »  Read More

Leading and Riding a Bike

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My friend, Terry, rides his bike in triathlons. My friend, Hal, thinks there’s no vacation as good as riding his bike from the Canadian border of the United States to the Mexican border. Liz has more modest goals. She’s pictured at left. Leading and riding a bike have a lot in common. For one thing, pretty much anyone  »  Read More

More Lessons from Steve Jobs

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When Steve Jobs died in 2011 at age 56, he was a far better leader and person than he was 30 years before. That shouldn’t surprise you. It’s natural for us to change and develop as we move through life. That’s what we expect of ourselves, our friends, and the people we work with. That’s what we expect of our  »  Read More

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