Tag Archives: Leadership

Questions for Exit Interviews

The last couple of weeks I’ve conducted several exit interviews for the companies or non-profits I work with.  This required me to scour my own files and ask my connections for questions they’ve either used before or questions they’d wish … Continue reading

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On Judgment…..

I was asked last week about my thoughts on judgment.  Here goes: Judgment (defn) – the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions. Judgment is what happens when INTELLIGENCE fueled by FACT GATHERING is curated by OUTCOME … Continue reading

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Conduct Unbecoming

A young entrepreneur recently asked me what I thought the current US Presidential “race” says about leadership.  I wanted to bang my head on the desk and deflect by saying “next question”.  Instead I deferred with a “let me think … Continue reading

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Interviewing Operating Executive Candidates

Over the holidays a friend wrote me asking my advice in developing interview questions for an operating executive to be her #2.  “Managing the vacancy is better than managing someone wrong for the job”.  Good point and good question. Aside … Continue reading

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What Business Are You Really In ?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for several weeks — but had other distractions. A friend dropped by the office for a catch-up and was venting about his very frustrating relationship with his Sat TV content provider (DIRECTV).  Assaulted … Continue reading

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“Smart People Drag Around More Baggage”

One of my many breakfast discussions with business friends and associates got onto the topic of hiring (or electing) the right people — and what criteria really matters.  Not just the simple stuff like verifying experience or credentials — but … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Death

I get a lot of phone calls asking me for references and referrals — some from the Principals and some from interested 3rd parties.  Most of them ramble around all kinds of background, education, work experience, problem solving and leadership … Continue reading

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