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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Scaling UP! -Jun 30, 2020Reading time – 26 seconds . . . Some years ago I founded and operated a commercial and industrial water treatment company. I joined the international trade association – the Association of Water Technologies, or AWT – and eventually became its president. After that came facilitation, coaching and at last Read More
Great Leadership In The Time of Coronavirus -Apr 28, 2020Reading time – 29 seconds . . . There was some most impactful leadership offered to the children of Britain during the darkest days of the Battle of Britain. Princess Elizabeth was 14 years old in 1940, when she provided a clear, caring radio message, offering understanding and hope to Read More
We Need Your Ideas and So Do You -Apr 23, 2020Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:44 . . . We humans are odd critters in many ways. One of them is that we’re uncomfortable seeing a problem that needs to be solved that doesn’t get fixed. If we don’t do anything about it, not only will we Read More
DePaul University -Apr 07, 2020Reading time – 24 seconds; Viewing time – 16:57 . . . Every semester my former Vistage CEO member Bruce Leech, now Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurial Center at DePaul University in Chicago, asks me to present to his senior year students. It’s immensely rewarding and fun to be Read More
Communication v3.0 -Mar 19, 2020Reading time – 38 seconds . . . Communication is one of the most difficult things human beings do. It is fraught with opportunity for creating conflict. Indeed, communication guru Lee Thayer tells us, “The fundamental result of all communication is misunderstanding.” Communication is best done face-to-face, because we get Read More
Inspiration – v7.1 -Feb 18, 2020Reading time – 39 seconds . . . In the last post I showed how important it is for leaders to show up with energy and enthusiasm if their reports are to self-select to give their best and I promised an example. Here’s a musical model. The professional chorus had Read More
Inspiration – v7.0 -Jan 30, 2020Reading time -39 seconds . . . Great leadership is, in part, centered around the issue of inspiration. Indeed, a 2018 survey done by the Zenger-Folkman organization and published in the Harvard Business Review Blog focused on boss-employee behavior and sheds light on this issue. Their study centered on how U.S. Read More
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