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August 18
Book Review of “Leading with Questions” by Michael Marquardt

The subtitle is “How leaders find the right solutions by knowing what to ask.” (2005) What would that success look like? How can we create answers? Open-ended questions like these…

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August 18
Questions First at Plant Vogtle

In other blogs I have provided a context for Questions First, at Plant Vogtle. Imagine that you are working in this setting: Since 2008 we have been working in the…

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August 18
Questioning Attitudes at Plant Vogtle

Since 2008 we have been working in the energy industry.  Since 2010 we have been providing leadership coaching, assessments and training at Plant Vogtle, near Augusta, GA.  Most of that…

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June 30
Practicing what you preach… Social good. Community service. Leadership.

We also practice what we preach. Here are examples of events that we have founded and organized, since 1997: Dash4Cache.org is the “next generation of racing” using smartphones and teams of 2-4…

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February 26
Book Review of Drive; The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) Daniel Pink

Book Review of Drive; The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) Daniel Pink (Daniel Pink has gained momentum from his earlier bestsellers, Free Agent Nation and A Whole New…

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February 10
Results from the 2012 Energy Leadership Project on 2.10.12

We asked both the Charlotte Chamber and the Charlotte Regional Partners to promote or contribute to the 2012 Energy Leadership Project. Not yet.  Perhaps one day they will do so.…

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February 8
Complexity at Nuclear Plant Vogtle

You may know these facts: Plant Vogtle, near Augusta, GA, is a new nuclear consortium construction project with three partners:  Southern Nuclear Company (SNC), part of Georgia Power, is the…

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February 8
Who do you need to say “No” to?

Yesterday I had this scenario.  A second meeting with a prospective client named “Mike.” Perhaps you have had a similar scenario… Our first meeting was in his office, after a referral…

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January 2
Recipes for Creating Epiphanies

The holidays are a perfect time for baking and cooking… but an epiphany? The word “Epiphany” can be both a holiday and a feeling. Perhaps you know that the Epiphany…

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January 1
Change or Die

Change or Die A long-time friend often says, “If two people tell you to stop drinking, then it’s time to stop.” In my world, if two people reference the same…

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