Month: June 2010

Total 18 Posts

Leaders Who Think Across Silos

A Newsweek article titled ‘Know What You Don’t Know’ interviews Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and plumbs his insights into the futre of leadership. One passage caught my eye in paticular: You came out of law school and a general business background. Now you’re leading people with highly technical backgrounds.

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Jim Joyce and Accountability

As those that follow Major League Baseball know, umpire Jim Joyce cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game earlier this week. For those that don’t know the story, Detroit Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga needed one more out in order to cement a perfect game. And on what looked to be

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Good Fortune Deceives, but Bad Fortune Enlightens

Previously we made an analogy between King Pyrrhus and Toyota’s cost of victory in the battle for sales volume. I recommend the Classics once again as a source of wisdom for leaders. In the most challenging of times they could benefit from reading Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. He was a

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