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Dick Stieglitz

Dick Stieglitz is a business consultant, author and speaker who works with companies and government agencies to change the way they do business. His books include Taming the Dragons of Change. This post first appeared in his newsletter The Change Challenge.

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Management and the Art of Future Thinking

November 17, 2014 “Leaders aren’t born. Just like anything else, they are made through hard work. That is the price we must pay to achieve our goals.”—Vince Lombardi Warren Bennis, who died in July at age 89, pioneered leadership as a business discipline. He said managers seek to do things right, while leaders...

Managing the Skills Crisis

November 5, 2014 "We live in a time with more change than any previous era in history. Almost every aspect of our lives will be fundamentally reshaped during the next two decades." -- John Peterson Planning my move from the Nation’s Capital to Florida is a bittersweet experience. This could be my last...

How to Keep Your Agency Out of the Headlines

August 12, 2014 "Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you must inspire your people and get them to inspire their people."—Lee Iacocca The Veteran Affairs Department is the latest federal agency to make headlines for abysmal performance. But Congress' rush to...

Hey Boss, People Aren’t Machines

July 16, 2014 "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." —Maya Angelou Some executives see their organization as a machine with people as gears. They implement rigid processes to establish control and are disappointed when people respond by...

Are You An Obstacle?

July 8, 2014 "If your actions inspire others to dream more, to learn more, to do more, and to become more, you are a leader." —John Quincy Adams A speaker challenged a group of business executives: "If you left today, who would lead your organization and how would they do?" In most cases,...

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