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JIMI HENDRIX SPEAKS

May 02, 2022

Warning:  Some readers of this blog will find it wildly naïve.We are all and forever – but especially in uncertain times – bombarded with positive, simplistic and sometimes maudlin sayings and quotes intended to make...

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BIG AND SMALL LEADERSHIP

Apr 04, 2022

Everyone loves talking about leadership, which seems particularly appropriate right now, everywhere in our world. ‘Leadership’ seems kind of like opera, or art, or jello, or maybe lighting a match. Describe all you want the structure or the chemistry, you’re still not half way there. And ...

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Who’s The Commodity Now?

Aug 03, 2021

I think we’d all agree that pretty much since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, too many companies have used ‘their’ employees as input, as a cost of production, as a commodity.  They would hire people when they needed them, fire them when they didn’t, not show them very much loyalty, an...

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In Praise Of Our Pandemic Politicians

May 31, 2021

It’s funny the conversations you remember.  In the late sixties, I was a kid, the Premier of Ontario was a Londoner named John Robarts, and my father got to know him, mostly by coincidence. My dad told me that he was challenging the Premier one day about the big problems ...

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