Category Archives: Lead On

Radical Edge by Steve Farber – Book Review

(Farber, Steve, “Radical Edge”, Kaplan Publishing, Chicago, 2006, 165pp.) Steve Farber is the President of the Extreme Leadership Institute and the author of “The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership”, awarded the 2004 “Reader’s Choice Award” by Fast … Continue reading

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The Seen and the Unseen

“What is seen is transient, the unseen is eternal.”  “They could not see the forest for the trees.” Several different types of “seeing” are evident in the two aphorisms quoted above.  The first is speaking to the “unseen” as non-physical objects, ideas or … Continue reading

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Antifragile – Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Book Review

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragile – Things That Gain from Disorder”,      Random House, New York, (c)2012, 519pp. “Antifragile” has been on the shelves for a year now, I read it when it first came out, yet I felt constrained from writing … Continue reading

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“Do the Work” by Steven Pressfield – Book Review

“DO THE WORK!: Overcome Resistance and get out of your own way”, by Steven Pressfield (The Domino Project, Do You Zoom, Inc., New York, 2011, 98 pages, price?: cheap!) follows his wonderful book “The War of Art” by a few … Continue reading

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Innovation: What is It?

Innovate?  What does innovate really mean and entail?  When is it useful, even necessary?  In media and in the pubic realm, Innovation has become a devalued buzz-word for anything that you want to do that someone else has already done…even you, … Continue reading

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Delegation – A Covenant of Trust

Proper, responsible and accountable delegation is a form of contract between a client and the team or individual commissioned or assigned to complete a task or project.  A “client” may be an outside entity, a collaborator, a team, a co-worker or a supervisor.  The most … Continue reading

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Tune-Up for Your Problem Solving System

Their Problem Solving System May Be Your Problem Effective problem solving benefits from simple, easily comprehended procedures that are prepared in advance, utilize simple tools, and can be easily applied through-out the process, including follow-through after the solution is found, approved and implemented!   Why have a plethora of “methods” … Continue reading

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The “Completed Action” Principle

Completed Staff Action The United States Air Force developed its version of the Completed Staff Action concept  decades ago.  Properly (which always includes ethically) applied as a general operational principle with a common sense approach, it has been “proven in action” by a legion of private and public … Continue reading

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What You Do and How You Do It

A Not-So-Modest Proposal   GOAL:  ALL aspects of who we are and what we do (ALL aspects) shall CLEARLY and CONFIDENTLY identify, define, articulate, incorporate, integrate, demonstrate and advocate: Unwavering adherence to the highest morals, ethics, principles and conduct standards; … Continue reading

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Walled In or Walled Out – A Community Planning Lesson from Venice

Many write about and speak to the glorious open views across the Venetian Lagoon, the extraordinary scenes down every canal and rio, the sunny expanses of campos surrounded by cafes and glorious architecture —The City of Light, The City of … Continue reading

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