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Four essential lessons General James Mattis taught me about leadership

Four essential lessons General James Mattis taught me about leadership

Fox News

This week retired US Marine Corps General James Mattis will face the US Senate during confirmation hearings to become our next Secretary of Defense. If confirmed, Mattis will be the CEO of the largest workforce and most complex bureaucracy on the planet. Read More


Culture, Strategy and Harvard Business Review

Culture, Strategy and Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review

This past April, Harvard Business Review published “Culture is Not the Culprit” as its cover story. The article was intended, according to its editors, “to encourage business leaders to think about culture with the same rigor and concreteness that they apply to business processes and goals.” I love that rigor — — we apply it every day at THRUUE. Read More


What Meeting Mother Teresa Is Really Like (And How It Changed My Life For Good)

What Meeting Mother Teresa Is Really Like (And How It Changed My Life For Good)

MindBodyGreen

Final exams were upon us. Many Catholic University students had taken up their usual seats across the library as darkness settled in that Sunday. I was heads down, reading and reviewing for an exam the next day, looking forward to the semester's end and the holidays to come. Read More


So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?

So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?

Entrepreneur

William Clarke Jr. was always just Mr. Clarke to me. He lived down the road from my family on the North Shore of Long Island, and his grandchildren played with my sister and me. Read More


Of Jack Kemp, Small Businesses, and a Republican Resignation

Of Jack Kemp, Small Businesses, and a Republican Resignation

Medium

First, you sent me Sarah Palin. Then, you created a process and vetted a bench of candidates that led to Donald Trump as the nominee. I have had enough. I am out. Read More


How 30 Seconds of Feedback and a Round of Golf Changed My Career

How 30 Seconds of Feedback and a Round of Golf Changed My Career

Success

A decade ago, I drove to a country club in the suburbs of northern Virginia, expecting a fun and relaxing day of golf (with a bit of networking). My host, Peter DiGiammarino—“Peter D” to his friends—is a seasoned CEO with a penchant for growing leaders and organizations. When we met, he was the CEO of a growth company that primarily worked with the federal government. Golf was not the only thing on Peter’s mind that day; he was considering me for a role within his company. Read More


How Instant Feedback During An Interview Can Change A Career

How Instant Feedback During An Interview Can Change A Career

Fast Company

A decade ago, I drove to a country club in the suburbs of northern Virginia, expecting a fun and relaxing day of golf (with a bit of networking). My host, Peter DiGiammarino—“Peter D” to his friends—is a seasoned CEO with a penchant for growing leaders and organizations. When we met, he was the CEO of a growth company that primarily worked with the federal government. Golf was not the only thing on Peter’s mind that day; he was considering me for a role within his company. Read More


Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneur

Time and time again, I have had the opportunity to observe how organizations operate, viewing firsthand high-performing cultures where extraordinary things are accomplished on a daily basis. These are places where people are aligned and unified through unique social contracts. Read More


Welcome to “Validation Nation”

Welcome to “Validation Nation”

Medium

A few short years ago, Oprah Winfrey defined the single link between each of the guests she had on her show across the twenty-five years she was on television. Winfrey said, “I’ve talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000 had one thing in common: they all wanted validation” She continued, “Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?’” Read More


No time to think, you say? Just wait until the next Wikileaks release

No time to think, you say? Just wait until the next Wikileaks release

Washington Post

The infamous founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, recently claimed that they would soon release damaging documents and proprietary communications from a major bank. Once we get past the revelations and isolated data points deduced from emails and documents, I wonder what good will come from this illegal open sourcing of the internal thinking of a company. Read More


Have you heard the news? Annual Performance Review has died.

Have you heard the news? Annual Performance Review has died.

Medium

Annual Performance Review (APR) died last Sunday after a decades-long reign over Human Resources. He is perhaps best remembered for the millions of hours he spent categorizing people into meaningless buckets and alienating workers around the world. Read More