Posts Tagged: Failure

Why Courageous Leaders Are Vulnerable

“We can’t afford to take the risk.” “If I follow through with this decision, I run the risk of losing the support of my staff.” “I wish I had made the decision to set aside budget for innovation when we were in a comfortable position. I didn’t ...

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The Failure of Success

Not long ago, I was asked to speak to a group of 70 business leaders in Melbourne, Australia on the topic, ‘Leadership: More Than Competence’. I was looking forward to this, as I believe we need to change the dialog on leadership and go beyond merely focusing on ...

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Redefining Courage

In 2007, Robert Eckert, the CEO of Mattel Toys, chose not to recall millions of toys he had learned contained excessive lead.  Instead of doing the right thing and taking responsibility for the products and their failure to comply with safety standards, he blamed the Chinese manufacturers. While some ...

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Managing talent is an exercise in creativity

What if I recruit the wrong person?  How do I make sure I get a return on my investment and not lose this person to a competitor?  Are we ready to recruit someone into this new growth area—perhaps we need to make sure we have got the ...

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