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Musings about Life
How to Think Clearly When Everyone is Scared (redux)
I wrote the following in 2008. It is even more relevant today. Over the past month or so, since the financial market crisis has deepened, I’ve had numerous conversations with executives. Several C-Level executives said that they were “scared” about what was happening. I’ve never heard that before in the many years that I’ve been Read More >
How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World
Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty. A lot of chaos. Right now, no one knows what the future holds, and the best laid plans are unravelling. It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity and let that affect us, both in terms of our work and productivity, and in terms of our Read More >
Integrity and Business…it pays off.
by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2003 Judging from the press, you’d think that most businesses in America survive by hook or by crook…but mostly by crook. I beg to differ. In fact, it is my experience that most business people are people of integrity and achieve success by doing business the right way. This month Read More >
Lessons Learned in the Trenches – Part 1
By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2003 When you ask executives what keeps them up at night, most will say – the people issues – employees and customers. This month’s executive briefing will cover some important lessons in the “people” arena that I’ve learned in just two weeks of opening a new coffee house in the Read More >
Tips For Prospering in a Flat World
by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2005 I’ve been reading, “The World is Flat,” by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times and have some thoughts about what it takes to prosper, not just survive, in a flat world. Friedman’s main points were that in a world of globalization and the internet, there is nowhere to Read More >
What Makes An Effective Executive – My Homage to Peter Drucker
By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2007 Peter Drucker passed away a little over a year ago. I’ve been re-reading several of his articles and books and was struck by how well he understood the mind of executives and how clear and to the point he could be. Much of what I’ve been reading resonates with Read More >
Finding Opportunity in Crisis
By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., © 2009 Much has been written about executive coaching as a method for helping executives perform at the top of their game or to get back on track if they have derailed. The latter has been until recently the primary reason coaches are retained. However, the little know secret is that Read More >
Managing Stress to Build Assertiveness & Confidence
Chances are, you know you could be more assertive. If you are like nearly every American polled (91%) you can even identified at least one person with whom you need to be more assertive. All you need now is the confidence to take it to the next level. So, how can you build your confidence? One approach Read More >
Millennials Becoming Leaders: Change is Coming!
When you hear the term “Millennial,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many, you may think of children, youth, or teens. Yet, the oldest members of this generation, born between 1981 and 1997 (Pew Research), are turning 34 this year. Surprised? What may be even more surprising are the results of the 2015 GMAC Read More >