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Entries Tagged as 'Leadership Lessons from the Links'

Leading in a Fishbowl: Another Ryder Cup Clinic

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Leading in a Fishbowl: Another Ryder Cup Clinic · Leadership Lessons from the Links, Organizations at Their Best

Another Ryder Cup competition is history and as usual, the event has not disappointed.  The Ryder Cup is a proving ground, squeezing the best performance from the best players in the world.  It is also a pressure cooker, exposing weaknesses or lack of focus.  And as usual, the Ryder Cup has provided great lessons for […]

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PonderThis: Tiger is Returning to Golf… and EVERYONE Has an Opinion

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on PonderThis: Tiger is Returning to Golf… and EVERYONE Has an Opinion · Great Questions, Leadership Lessons from the Links, PonderThis

Almost all leadership models place importance on clear values.  But there is nothing like a controversy to show us how varied our values can be. Since Tiger announced his return to competitive golf at the Masters, I have heard the following responses: The guy is a scumbag and he will be humiliated. Who cares?  It […]

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PonderThis: I Was Not Going to Write About Tiger

December 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Leadership Lessons from the Links, PonderThis

I was going to be the one person in the blogosphere not to weigh in.  But I have had about 5 people in the last 24 hours ask “What do you think about Tiger?”  It is not personal or a desire to know what I think.  These are casual meetings ranging from at a local […]

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It’s What You Do Next That Counts

December 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on It’s What You Do Next That Counts · Leadership Lessons from the Links, Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

In big surgical procedures, doctors will often get donations of blood from a patient before surgery so that it can be used to for transfusions during and after the procedure. I saw this billboard in St. Pancras Int’l train station in London this morning and found myself wondering, “How often would we all find learning […]

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Lessons on Attitude from the US Open

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Lessons on Attitude from the US Open · Leadership Lessons from the Links, PonderThis

If you read here often you know that I look at nature and the game of golf as parallels to leadership.  Next week will be nature, but with the US Open just completed, there are too many lessons to pass up. Luckily my colleague and fellow blogger Scott Eblin also blogged about the US Open, […]

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Success- Even When the World Says “No!”

April 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Follow the Leaders, Great Questions, Leadership Lessons from the Links, Playing a Bigger Game, Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

I have often thought that there are lessons to be learned from the media we watch, but I have eschewed writing about them here for fear of sounding frivolous.  However, if my colleague Scott Eblin can use observations from American Idol as he did last week in a posting entitled Feedback Do’s and Don’ts from […]

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The Real Struggle is in Not Struggling

March 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Real Struggle is in Not Struggling · Leadership Lessons from the Links, PonderThis

I have been working with a leader for about 6 months now who has been courageous in his desire to make a fundamental change.  The SVP of Sales for a regional services company, “John” has had a hard time seeing any point of view but his own- which lead only to revenue. Many of his […]

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My Own Plan for Economic Stimulus

February 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Great Questions, Leadership Lessons from the Links, Organizations at Their Best, Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

At some point today, President Obama will sign a gianormous bill aimed at jump starting the economy.  What I wonder is… what does the bill change about how we will do all those projects?  How much is allocated for programs that will help us to not use that money to recreate conditions that got us […]

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The Real Measure of Integrity

November 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Follow the Leaders, Leadership Lessons from the Links, Thoughts on Life and Leadership

Over and over in leadership competency models, 360’s and research, integrity shows up as a fundamental leadership capacity.  Perhaps even THE fundamental leadership capacity.  Integrity is not just about doing the right thing.  In the realm of leadership, it is measured by behaving in a way consistent with the values you espouse – especially when […]

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Ryder Cup Win: Managing Starpower

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Ryder Cup Win: Managing Starpower · Leadership Lessons from the Links, Team Notes

What is a captain (or team leader) to do when the crowd screams “BOOOOOOOO” and Boo loves it?  Managing the effect of star power lets the team shine brighter. The Ryder Cup competition is complete and for the first time in 9 years, the cup will return to the US.  So, what made the difference? […]

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