Category Archives: The People

All about the people side of business and life.

What is “ego”?

Dear Stan, I’m working with someone who is deeply concerned about their public reputation. If they are not allowed to lead a project, and it includes the opportunity for public notice, they will object to our strategies and tactics citing … Continue reading

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Recognition and reward is tricky

I’ve often said that there’s no substitute for a leader’s judgement.  There are no models, tools, recipes, slogans, symbols, books or charismatic “thought leaders” who can supplant the role of a leader who has hard-won experience and is able to … Continue reading

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Frozen solid at the speed of electrons

In the shuttle bus to the airport, Veronica, Mike and I shared our nostalgia from decades past.  Do you remember rotary dial telephones that had a hard wire to the wall, typically no more than a few feet long?  You … Continue reading

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We’re in a sorry state

Just when I thought the Presidential election fiasco could get no worse, it hit a new low. A friend of mine sent me a photo of his mail-in ballot, where he had written my name in for President.  He wasn’t … Continue reading

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