As the New England Patriots may be showing, the best evidence of a poseur, cheat, or a fraud is uncanny perfection. This article is about how outlying behavior without explanation demands scrutiny. Perfection, or near perfection (especially if neatly calculated) is so uncommon as to be an indication of ill-dealing. The NFL’s New England Patriots […]
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The presence of consultants in your organization is a powerful indicator of your strength or weakness as a leader. It’s basically impossible to move through life without using a consultant. From the haircut you get to the type of shoes you buy to the grand strategy for your organization, chances are you have tapped knowledge […]
If a lapse of ethics can’t be connected to the outcome, does it matter at all? There has been an interesting meme accompanying the “deflategate” news about the New England Patriots possibly cheating in the AFC Championship game by using under-inflated (and therefore easier to grip and catch) footballs. The Patriots won the match against […]
Performance is the prerequisite for any professional or organization. It is the heartbeat of the body. In December I posted an article on the lights of leadership. In the midst of a lot of feedback I receive on the writing I’ve done, one bit of feedback stood out on that particular piece. It came from […]
A company’s budget shows what its strategy really is.
A renewed focus on individual and organizational entrepreneurship provides a “puncher’s chance” when dealing with ambiguity and adversity. On November 5, 1994, an object lesson in responding to adversity occurred. On that date, 45-year old boxer George Foreman–known as much at that time for being the spokesmodel for his eponymous grill as for his boxing–knocked […]
Clark Griswold’s turkey was an object of art on the outside, and a hollow mess on the inside. So are some strategic plans. Have the courage to call them what they are. ‘Tis the season. So, I figure…why not take advantage of it? Remember that finely-crafted 1989 cinematic masterpiece, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? It provided […]
I came across this article by Victor Davis Hanson on the prevalence of lying to advance agendas of all sorts. Link I admit, it struck me as a very timely if somewhat political angle on a problem that is significant in our society. Namely, the tendency of some leaders (and VDH is decidedly focused on […]
The types of goals we set, and the manner in which we pursue them, have consequences for us and for the people around us. “…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee…” – Captain Ahab, in Moby Dick by […]