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‘You are your brand’

One of the biggest challenges for any leader is staying in control of the organization’s “product.” Depending on the type of organization, the “’product” may be an actual physical product, service, or some combination of the two. In a hyper-competitive and transparent marketplace, maintaining the quality of your product can mean the difference between success and failure. I recently interviewed ...

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Conviction, realism

In America, one of our most revered leaders is founding father George Washington. Because of his role as a military leader and first President, he has iconic status in our culture. What is particularly interesting about Washington as a leader is that he knew, like all of us, that he was not perfect. In his day, he had many critics, ...

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Team-building is key

We all know that great organizations start with great teams. The challenge is that building great teams is easier said than done. Howard Guttman in his book “Great Business Teams” argues that the key is to build “horizontal” organizations in which “everyone operates according to a clearly defined set of decision-making protocols, where people understand what they are accountable for ...

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