Tag Archives: leading from the rear

A Field Report: Dogs with Backpacks

Recently I had the opportunity to join ten other “alpha dogs” in a hike across the Grand Canyon, from the south rim to the north rim in one day.  Known as the “Rim to Rim,” this is a pretty grueling … Continue reading

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Calling all Mushers 40 and Older

A recent article in Forbes authored by Josh Bersin, titled “It’s not the CEO, It’s the Leadership Strategy that Matters” reinvigorated my thinking about Musher Management and its suitability to the challenges of modern employment and management.  In the article, … Continue reading

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Knowing the Dogs from the Sled – A Cautionary Tale for CEO Recruiting

A recent article in Forbes “The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives”, provides a great example of the danger of narcissism in the corner office.  Virtually all the examples provided damned the CEO in terms of his or her focus … Continue reading

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Management and Alignment

Since my last post, in addition to my client work, I’ve been principally focused on co-authoring two books to be published and available for sale on Amazon.com in December:   99 Questions to Maximize the Sale of your Business:  A … Continue reading

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Was Steve Jobs a Musher?

Dear Reader — Happy Fall (if you are living in North America)!  As a Chicagoan, you learn to make the most of the limited summer we enjoy, so I have been somewhat remiss in keeping my blog posts fresh and … Continue reading

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Leading by Example is Not Leadership

How many times have we heard the term “leading by example”?  Whether the topic is sports, social interaction, ethical business behavior, or the like, the idea is that we can all learn leadership by observing someone else do a particular … Continue reading

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Clarity

Clarity of communication and communication strategy are critical elements in dog sledding. In the Parable of the Musher, the CEO reaches a point in his dog sledding experience where the team must traverse a steep hill: “What I witnessed on … Continue reading

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