An Interview with Muhammad Ali

    A trailblazing leader who never wished to be one What? Ali’s dead? Yes, I know. He may have passed away in 2016, but he lives on in the minds of hundreds of millions of people. I’m one of them. As a small boy, I listened to his fights on the radio. Ali singlehandedly…

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Do leaders get better with age?

Do leaders get better with age? It’s not an easy question to answer, so let’s start with a different but very definitely related question: How important is it for a leader to look smart in the eyes of subordinates? Is your boss that person? Does he or she feel the need to look smart and…

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Givers & Takers & Great Motivators

One of the things that most impressed me about Adam Grant’s thinking in his book Give and Take was that “givers” develop a devoted following in part because because they are such wonderful motivators. They are not the brash, hyper, rah-rah type of motivators, however, but the quietly persistent type – you know the ones….

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