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What Kills a Cat but Makes a Leader?

“Curiosity killed the cat.” This friendly little ditty told to children across the country is intended to squelch the wandering mind of young kids so as not to annoy their… Get the Rest

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How Do You Lead Today’s Rock Stars?

The NBA Championship is over, yet there is a lot of chatter about the tense relationship between LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers coach, David Blatt.  After observations

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LEADERSHIP GRAVITY – How to Measure Who Gives a Crap About Employee Development In Your Company

There are a lot of urban myths in Corporate America related to performance, employees and leadership.  Maybe urban myths are the wrong term---you could go with "cliches," as well.

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Cheering Foul Balls—Sometimes Effort Shouldn’t Count

I spend a lot of time at youth baseball and softball games these days. I have dust in my hair and dirt in my shoes from mid-March to

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How to Know if Your Team is High-Functioning

Want an easy way to delineate between high- and low-functioning teams? Look for disagreements. Don’t see any? Then you’re probably watching a low-performing team. High-functioning teams have lots of

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How Do You Recover From a Crappy Day?

James Harden, arguably one of the top five players in the NBA this season, set a record for the most turnovers in a playoff game.  EVER.  13 terrible,

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What I Learned From Deflategate

Watching this Deflategate saga unwind on every watercooler, barstool, and Facebook post has been enlightening. When the story first broke before the Super Bowl, I found it comical...

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Overcoming Stereotypes: Attractive Women Can’t Code

This week, Microsoft is hosting Codess on campus in Redmond.  Codess is a networking event for women engineers---a place where they can get together and learn, mentor, and

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Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout

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Don’t Hide Your Crazy

"Go and fix your makeup, well, it's just a break up, Run and hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady..." Miranda Lambert sings about it, there are t-shirts