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Greatest Hits of Non-Productive Executive Behavior: A Blog Series

Author: ; Published: May 14, 2015; Category: Leadership; Tags: ; No Comments»



Over the next several weeks, I will publish a series of brief articles intended to help avoid what I call high-intellect executive missteps. The purpose of these articles is to remind all of us fallible human beings that so many things that work exquisitely in our heads often don’t work worth a damn in the hallway and on the street. The amazing thing is the high intellect, education, and motivation of folks who get caught up in believing that certain management approaches should work.  The difference between whether they actually work and whether they should work is the catch – and a big catch it is. The theme is to cause you, the reader to look in the mirror: If you see yourself doing something silly, have a good laugh, and then experiment with something new until you find an approach that really works! Let results trump appearance.

As a preview, here are my ten personal favorites gathered over many years of consulting, which will be sketched in future articles:


n      The Drive-By Reorganization

n      Launch and Abandon

n      The Pronouncement

n      Quiz Show

n      e-Remote Control

n      Rent-the-Stadium Inclusion

n      Masquerade Ball

n      Silver e-Bullet

n      Spiraling Circularity

n      Thirteenth Floor Elevator


I hope you enjoy the series and find a few useful nuggets along the way! Oh, and by the way, I’ve had my own personal share of stumbles and bumbles. I try to learn from my own mistakes as well as those of others!


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