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The Focus of Leadership

September 30, 2011

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Federal officials have announced 37 arrests at a Boeing plant in Pennsylvania as result of a four year investigation into illegal prescription drug sales.  This incident makes national news because of the importance of the work being done there, including the manufacture of military aircraft such as the Chinook and Osprey. Big case with lots […]

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The Role of Values in Effective Leadership

September 15, 2011

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Nearly every organization has a value statement that they purport to use as a governing doctrine for their organization.  Values are the constraint on Mission that declares that the ends do not justify the means.  Leader and organizational credibility depend on adherence to values, yet few leaders and leadership systems act to instill values as […]

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Mission Matters in Leadership

September 14, 2011

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Confusion about Mission creates dissension and allows for mission creep which can be harmful to both leader and organization.  Success is dependent on Mission focus.  That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t alter our path or actions at some point but it does mean that we do so consciously in a way that is congruent with […]

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Authority, Responsibility and Attribution

August 12, 2011

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Why do so many leaders seemingly fail to grasp the concept that you can delegate authority but not responsibility?  Why do they consistently place the blame beyond their control? By taking these actions they declare themselves either victims or irrelevant. The Story: I was listening to media mogul Rupert Murdoch testify in hearings held by […]

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