8
Mar
On International Women’s Day, Fabulous-ness is in the genes
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If you’ve followed along here or read our books, you’ve met two of our trustworthy female leaders. If not, we’d like to introduce you to them as the world celebrates International Women’s Day. We feel blessed to know these leaders who have taught us so much about what it means to build a culture of […]

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27
Feb

We have known Mary Ellen for many years. Aneil invited her to be a panelist at MSU when he was a visiting professor there the year Jack was born–that was 15 years ago. Aneil wanted to highlight female entrepreneurs and teach his MBAs about their leadership styles and invited Mary Ellen to be a part […]

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22
Jul

While many things can be replicated from company to company, we can work hard to create a unique culture that is much harder to duplicate — thus building a unique culture that does not have to be complicated: it can be as simple as a small, but powerful sentence that helps employees spring into action.

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20
May

We take trust for granted, thinking it is some nice soft thing that makes our lives happy.  As managers, we want to know why trust makes such a difference that we should actually spend time building it and actually care about it. Well, here are some examples from the leaders we profile in our book… […]

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27
Jun

This from a recent Wall Street Journal article by Carol Hymowitz: Far more than their predecessors, top executives face many demands from many different people. “Where CEOs a decade ago may have had five choices, they have 100 — and because they’re under more scrutiny, they’re more pressured to be visible and make themselves available,” […]

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16
Jun

Make that the Michigan Business Beat.  Karen was interviewed last week about our book on the WJIM’s Michigan Business Beat program with Chris Holman.  Chris was especially interested in our discussion of Two Men and a Truck, International.  Here’s the podcast of Karen’s interview last week which was broadcast on June 14. And yes, Maggie […]

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20
Dec

A great article in a recent issue of The New Yorker, brought to my attention by good friend Dr. Kevin Lobdell, points out the critical importance of checklists in achieving reliability in highly complex task environments: In 2001, though, a critical-care specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital named Peter Pronovost decided to give it a try. […]

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