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Counter Trend to the Generation Y Workplace Steretype?

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The “20-something” sitting next to me on a flight several months ago boldly proclaimed that he was in the perfect generation – Generation Y – to soar to the top of his Fortune-500 company. He went on to say that with the Generation Y work philosophy of “work to live” so prevalent across his cohorts, […]

Got a Human Virus in Your Organization?

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Gallup found that 15% of employees are actively disengaged and busily acting out their unhappiness at work. If you can name someone who fits this description, you have a human virus in your organization who is impacting morale, turnover, productivity, profits, customer loyalty, and even safety.  Because the poll also found that 57% of your employees are […]

Emotional Intelligence and the Holocaust: Leadership at the Personal Level

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I have an 82-year old friend, Solly Ganor, who amazingly survived Dachau among many other life-threatening Nazi dangers during the early-to-mid 1940s when he was just a teenager. Although there is a part of me that believes Solly had to have had some kind of constant and consistent divine intervention and guidance, unquestionably Solly’s emotional intelligence […]

Creating innovation solutions via innovative processes

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 With emerging markets and globalization creating competition in unprecedented ways, who will be the winners in the mad rush to the finish line in Biotech or Energy or IT innovation – or any kind of innovation? After hearing CEO Chris Kearney of SPX Corporation present in the Wachovia Lecture Series this past week, and then speak with his […]

Doc Holly Offers Unusual Pro Bono Workshop, March 28, 2010

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The degree to which you see similarities between a spiritual journey workshop and leadership training tells me how familiar you are with the essence of personal and professional development. In other words, there should be a lot of overlap between the two if indeed some profound change is to take place. Sunday March 28, 2010, […]

Transformational Leadership – transforming the brilliant brute!

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What would you do? Let’s say you have someone on your executive or management team who fulfills the description of brilliant brute. “John is brilliant, forward thinking, driven, highly capable and knowledgeable but is inadvertently demoralizing those with whom he works.  People are publicly chastised, put down , and … well, nobody is as smart as this one-man […]

Take action!

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“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”  Mark Twain Both of these great literary figures have put the key to success into one step- take action.  It is simple, […]

Trading Places: A Smart Way to Change Your Mind

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Want new ideas for your company?  Trade places with another CEO. In a recent Harvard Business blog post, author William (Bill) Taylor, describes the experiment executed by two top CEOs on Fortune Magazine‘s Best Companies to Work For list.  Maxine Clark, founder and CEO of Build-a-Bear Workshop, and Kip Tindell, co-founder and CEO of the […]

Toyota- a Leadership Crisis

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Oftentimes our leadership failures are not life-threatening, but when they are, as in the case of Toyota’s response to the multiple reports of accidents from sticking accelerators, it only adds fat to the fire.  I have encountered only one life-threatening situation on the job during my life span. During my internship at a large, prestigious […]

Undercover Boss Learns Lessons Cleaning Toilets

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Want to learn what your employees are really thinking?  Go undercover. CBS has created a new reality show, Undercover Boss,  in which the CEOs of large companies, go undercover as an entry level new employee to learn how the front line employees experience work. Not a fan of reality TV?  BNET author, Steve Tobak, isn’t […]