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Jack’s Now-And-Then Blog

Published just once or twice a month.
All postings are mercifully 39 seconds reading time or less!
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Clarity From a Choir -Aug 08, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:15  .  .  . It’s an amateur choir, but the sound these folks make is stunning. They performed for years under the leadership of their much beloved director, who died suddenly and unexpectedly. The search for a new director began and they Read More

On The Brink -Jul 18, 2017

Reading time – 36 seconds; Viewing time – 1:33  .  .  . Andi Simon is a corporate anthropologist. “A what?” you reply. Corporate anthropologist. She self-describes this way: Andi Simon is a Corporate Anthropologist who helps executives see their companies with more observant eyes, achieve “aha!” moments, and discover new Read More

Culture, Change & Authenticity -Jun 29, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:56  .  .  . In a recent discussion with a group of fellow leadership development people I offered that what we do is to provide guidance to generate the culture that creates the success clients want. Sounds simple, right? Not so much. Read More

Your Influence and Their A-Game -Jun 10, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:17  .  .  . The first test to determine if you’re a leader is to look over your shoulder to see if anyone is following. The second test is to identify whether they’re giving their best. Why that second question? Because everyone Read More

Barometer -May 11, 2017

Reading time – 1:33 seconds (oops); Viewing time – 2:38  .  .  . Recently a friend enthusiastically recommended a line of products to me, so I poked around the company’s website to learn more. There was a technical aspect to their products, so I looked for that kind of information, Read More

Too Smart -Apr 19, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds; Viewing time – 1:47  .  .  . It’s good that you have a smart, ambitious leadership team. How else could you get from here to there? But how will you herd these cats? I mean, by definition their mental gears turn at high speed and Read More

Generation Z -Mar 23, 2017

Reading time – 59 seconds; Viewing time – 2:36  – just a teeny bit longer  .  .  . That’s right – Millennials (Gen Ys) are so yesterday. In a wonderful CNBC article by Dan Schwabel he pokes at the heart of Gen Zs, the leading edge of whom are just Read More

I Was Going To Say Something So Smart -Feb 24, 2017

Reading time – 23 seconds  .  .  . Yes, I really had something special for you. Really insightful stuff that can rock your leadership world. And it will just have to wait for another day. My pal John Howman, TEC group chairman extraordinaire and crafty strategic consultant in Wisconsin, publishes Read More

The Secret -Jan 24, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds  .  .  . Announcing my new book and leadership workshop series: The 7 Secrets to the 5 Most Powerful Actions That Will Unlock the 9 Proven Rules for the 3 Key Successes That Drive The 11 Critical Leadership Skills You Must  Master If You Are Read More

Leadership Is Fragile -Jan 03, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds; Viewing time – 1:01  .  .  . “Leadership is fragile. It is more a matter of mind and heart than resources  .  .  . ” So said Gene Kranz, Apollo Program mission controller in his 2010 book “Failure Is Not An Option.” Yes, that Gene Read More

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