Entries tagged "Leadership"

In my almost sixty years of life I've learned a thing or two about leadership. I've seen strong leaders and weak managers, I've been a strong leader and a crappy boss. I've learned from the good and the bad. I've learned:  Leadership Scales... management fails Leadership empowers... management prods Leaders don't need to be Read More

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There's a debate going on on the DCTech Facebook Page that takes place in every business discussion at Universities,  Business Forums, Magazines across this country. It's the double standard for which women are treated as founders in terms of gaining mentors or investors. What's even worse is that women practice Read More

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I've resisted it. Made fun of it. Pictured in my mind the 30 year old geeks, living in their mom's basement, playing with the action figures as they watched their cherished Game of Thrones. And then.... it happened. My lovely wife, dumped me for two weeks while she took her Read More

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Leaders Lead. They don’t abdicate their responsibility. They don’t share their power. They solicit input. They allow debate. Leaders don’t share their crown. They lead. They act. They encourage debate. They allow discussion... pre-decision discourse. They decide and then demand and expect buy-in. Debate over. Everyone rowing in the same direction and only one Captain. Only one Read More

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Leaders don’t stay still. They are constantly asking questions of themselves, they’re teams, the world. Great leaders are green and growing, life long learners. 5 Attributes Of Life Long Learners Risk Taking – Willingness to push oneself out of comfort zone Humble Self-Reflection – Honest assessment of success and failures, especially the latter Solicitation of Opinions – Read More

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In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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In another life, I read the science fiction classic, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” by Robert A. Heinlein. This is the book that geeks everywhere the word "Grok," as in to understand so the observed so completely that the observer becomes part of the observed.The book also introduces the concept Read More

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As a Vistage Chair, I meet 1 on 1 with my members every month for 90 minutes. Then as a group we meet once a month. During any single group session only 3 to 4 of the members have the opportunity to process a deep issue. Yet the reason for Read More

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