They Just Fired the CEO

“What are we going to do about Nick?” The Board Members sat around the table, all looking toward Joan, the Board Chair. Randall, who’d asked the question, leaned forward with his elbows on the table, hands outstretched, palms up. “Aren’t we convinced by now?” Randall asked. “Haven’t we let things go on long enough?” Joan…

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Fixing a Dysfunctional Executive Team

After the discouraged CEO finished complaining about all that was wrong with her exec team, her coach said, “Leadership is an action, not a position.” After a moment, the coach asked, “What are you going to do?” She pondered the challenge and came up with three things that she needed to do something about: lack…

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The Main Thing… and McDonald’s

The year was 1976. I was 8 years old, and my brother was 5. We were riding in the back seat of the family car on the way home from a long, tiring day of errands and appointments, when we suddenly stopped our bickering. We’d both heard it at the same time – our parents…

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