Monthly Archives: September 2010

How do we Make it Safe to Admit Mistakes?

How can an organization create an environment where it’s safe for people to say ‘here’s the part I got wrong’ and ‘this was my mistake’ and otherwise speak honestly about what they can do, what they learned, how they personally contributed to the probl…

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Management – an interview with Henry Mintzberg – Sep 29,2010

What is Management? A conversation with Henry Mintzberg. Henry has been described by Tom Peters as “perhaps the world’s premier management thinker.” In this episode, I interview Henry about his new book: Management? It’s Not What You Think! (AMACOM; …

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CEO Stress and the Inner Game of Stress Reduction – Sep 24,2010

How can CEOs best reduce their stress load? I ask expert Noah Brockman, whose background is as eclectic as the man himself is brilliant – he has an MBA, is a student of Qigong, and has worked in legislative and campaign politics; international telecomm…

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Stress, Anxiety, and the CEO

When members of my CEO advisory panel ask “Am I the only one struggling with stress and anxiety?” I know it’s time to cover this topic yet again. This time my guest expert is Dr. Greg Eckel, a naturopath and licensed acupuncturist with ten years’ exper…

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Stress, Anxiety, and the CEO – Sep 17,2010

When members of my CEO advisory panel ask “Am I the only one struggling with stress and anxiety?” I know it’s time to cover this topic yet again. This time my guest expert is Dr. Greg Eckel, a naturopath and licensed acupuncturist with ten years’ exper…

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Using Patents Strategically

Many CEOs have patents in their asset mix, yet may not be using them to best strategic advantage. Others have options to acquire patent rights. How can a CEO best evaluate the strategic value of a patent, and how can patents best be used to create shar…

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Using Patents Strategically – Sep 10,2010

Many CEOs have patents in their asset mix, yet may not be using them to best strategic advantage. Others have options to acquire patent rights. How can a CEO best evaluate the strategic value of a patent, and how can patents best be used to create shar…

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On Being Blunt and Loving

The most absurd reason we offer for not being candid, blunt, or “honest” is because we want to spare the other person’s feelings. No, we shy away from candor because we are afraid for ourselves. We say “If I tell him the truth in a candid way, he will…

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A Superior Four-Letter Word

When you can step away from “I didn’t get what I wanted/expected and I find that frustrating” and instead embrace “I didn’t get what I wanted/expected and I find that interesting” — you’ve got the right attitude to dump your stress and have happi…

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