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Leadership, Management Communcation

Learning, Leadership, and Lean Thinking

Last week, my colleague, Elliott Weiss, took me to a plant operated by Danaher Corporation, where a small group of our students had joined kaizen (continuous improvement) teams among the front-line managers at the plant. What I saw was inspiring about Danaher, Darden, and the future of manufacturing. These…

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Leadership

A Great and Sublime Fool

“Ah, well, I am a great and sublime fool. But then I am God’s fool, and all His work must be contemplated with respect.” – Mark TwainIn my posting this morning to the “On Leadership” blog at washingtonpost.com, I reflected on this famous quotation…

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Leadership

Where the Wild Things Are

“You are the first king we haven’t eaten” –Where the Wild Things Are I’m not a big fan of fantasy novels and movies—weird beings and lands don’t generally relate to my view of the world. But fantasies have proven to be of enormous…

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Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership

Remembering Frank Batten Sr.

Last Thursday I attended the memorial service for Frank Batten Sr., who died on September 10th at age 82. His obituary describes a life of impact and leadership. His business accomplishments included growing Landmark Communications into one of the largest privately-held media and entertainment companies and founding the Weather…

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Leadership

Leadership and Lift

“He had only to smile at you, and there was nothing you would not do for him.” — Bernard Montgomery referring to Dwight EisenhowerA couple of years ago, I went hiking with a group of people in the Italian Lakes District, gorgeous country. The hills are steep and demanding. And…

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Leadership

The Compleat Vacationer

“I have traveled extensively in Concord.” — Henry David ThoreauI’m just back from vacation. Thoreau’s words came to me: he chose to go “to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I…

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Leadership

Leaders: People Who Can Rally Others

Glendower: I can call the spirits from the vasty deep.Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them? — William Shakespeare, Henry the Fourth, Part OneSee my article in the Washington Post, in which I explore the definition…

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