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"You realize the sun doesn't go down

It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round"

(excerpt from Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips)

 

A Turnaround Mindset

By Peter Walzer |

    After about three decades of working almost entirely in a consulting capacity, I was thinking about all the miles and miles of work I’ve done. This thinking started to make me feel more than a bit tired. I then realized I am tired because I have done so…

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The Family Ghosts Living in Your Business Habits

By Peter Walzer |

  In some of my earliest memories, I can remember my parents quarreling while the kids were presumably asleep – in our younger years, my brother and I were sent off to bed at our nightly prescribed time: 8pm. This was no problem for my brother who was always off…

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It’s How You Play the Game

By Peter Walzer |

  In the The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek outlines the stark contrast between the short-term focused thinking that has become such a large part of our enterprises and the seemingly rare, long-term focus that is found within certain endeavors where we feel we are “…contributing to something bigger than ourselves,…

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Level 5 Leadership Partnerships

By Peter Walzer |

What does a Level 5 Leader Look Like? Jim Collins’s classic book on what it takes to move a good organization to greatness (Collins, Jim, Good to Great, 2001, HarperCollins Publishers Inc.) puts a lot of faith in the “Level 5 Leader(s)” that seem to be a major factor in…

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Regaining Perspective: Who Are You?

By Peter Walzer |

Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Who are you? Who, who, who, who? I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)…

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The Gap Finder Hits The Trail

By Peter Walzer |

  Anyone who has worked with me for an extended period of time would agree there is an aspect of my personality that could easily get me labelled a Gap Finder. What’s a Gap Finder? I may have made up this term (I am honestly not sure if I’ve heard…

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We’re Just Talking About Emotional Maturity

By Peter Walzer |

In the New Yorker’s recent book review of Emotional Intelligence (Goleman, Daniel, Bloomberg Publishing, 2020) – on the occasion of the book’s 25th Anniversary Edition – reviewer Merve Emre takes a deeper look into what has driven the success of the whole Emotional Intelligence movement (as Emre notes, “in the…

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Managing Chaos?

By Peter Walzer |

    A recent post on a site called the Leaders Blog has an eye-catching sub-title: “Your Success is likely tied to the art of managing organized chaos.” Is that actually true? Can we manage chaos? Is “organized chaos” worth better understanding and attempting to manage?       Leadership…

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Relationships are Paramount

By Peter Walzer |

Like many people in this age of COVID-19, I am grasping at things in these final days of 2020 to try and determine what is coming next after what we could call the Lost Year. And it really is not clear that we know what is coming next. Meanwhile, I…

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