Michael Malone

  • A leader’s guide to being wrong

    A leader’s guide to being wrong

    As children, we discover that being wrong and getting in trouble are painful experiences. Mistakes reflect on us personally: Rather than taking them in stride, we let them balloon into pronouncements on our intelligence and character. Sadly, we learn the blame game is an effective way to deflect criticism. We grow up practicing how NOT

  • How many frogs have you boiled?

    How many frogs have you boiled?

    The boiling frog is an anecdote describing a frog that is slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.

  • Could You Coach an NFL Team?

    Could You Coach an NFL Team?

    Think about this… Would your employees draft you to be the coach of their NFL Fantasy Football Team? Football season is finally here, and at least for now, all of our favorite teams can still make it to the Super Bowl, statistically anyway. Monday mornings are filled with talk about the various players, teams and

  • The 7 Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make

    The 7 Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make

    We all make mistakes, but it is when the mistakes become habits that we lose our effectiveness as leaders.  When I interview CEOs and their employees here are seven of the most common traps that leaders fall into.     They work harder, but not smarter. Once the new CEO puts on the mantle of leadership, they

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