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Successful Execution on Strategy and Change – Generate Focus, Commitment and Action throughout Human Systems

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Successful Execution on Strategy and Change – Generate Focus, Commitment and Action throughout Human Systems

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Keys to Family Business Success

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Keys to Family Business Success – A framework of understandings and agreements which drive shared responsibility and commitment for achieving business success and family harmony.

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Meet Shem Cohen

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Meet Shem Cohen  – a summary of Shem’s work, professional background and personal story.

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People Skills to build connection, develop positive, productive relationships and nurture influence.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

PeopleSkills_The Art of Connection and Influence, Shem Cohen, M.S.O.D.

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Future Search, The Spirit of Our Work

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

What is it about our role as conference managers and how we manage the experience that makes it possible (and even probable) for rather large groups with such diversity of perspectives and stories to reach this new place together?

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The Meaning of Freedom, Courage and Living One’s Values

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

  This is a true story of an adventure that changed my life during a hitch-hiking ‘walk-about’ many years ago.  In the hope this offers any inspiration or helps some one’s life be better in any way… Working my way up the east coast during late fall it was raining that slow, soft steady drizzle […]

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Leadership Lessons from a Classical Musician

Friday, April 20th, 2012

  Having spent the past 20+ years as an OD consultant, I’ve had opportunity to work with many organizations large and small, lead change initiatives, team building programs, coach leaders and help develop greater organizational capability.  During this time I’ve also had many opportunities to observe leaders and teams, see what works and what doesn’t in terms of driving higher collective […]

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What Makes Legend?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

  Space Shuttle Discovery made her final flight yesterday atop a Jumbo Jet to her retirement home in the Smithsonian Institute.  Thousands saw her off at Kennedy Space Center and thousands more welcomed her to D.C., breath-taken during her saluting circles in the Capital’s sky.  Discovery flew 39 missions over 28 years and marked a […]

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Leadership Lesson: How does one get to be President of the United States?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

  I had the opportunity to work with a former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and his law firm partners helping the partnership resolve several crucial matters and strategically position the firm for future growth.  During one of our dinners together I asked, “What makes a successful politician?  How does one get to be President of […]

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Being The Leader Others Willingly Follow (What Really Makes a Leader)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Leadership is about influence – getting people to do things and setting the stage for people to want to do things.  Of all the books on leadership, all of the qualities people list that define a good leader (there are many), Warren Bennis best summed it up when he said that but one quality […]

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