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Retail Leadership

29 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ronald Reagan mastered the concept of wholesale leadership.  Some would argue he was THE master. Reagan understood the value of television — he could, using his skills as an actor, reach out in a compelling manner and influence millions of voters through his beautifully scripted presentations.  Even his opponents respected his ability to shape public […] Read more»

Avoiding the Leadership Bubble

24 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Edward Koch, the often brash and eclectic former Mayor of the City of New York was famous for asking residents (voters) “How’m I doin’?”  From construction workers and ordinary people of the street, to well-heeled financial supporters on the upper East Side, you could almost bet the farm that Koch would blurt out his famous […] Read more»

Smelly Feet and Bad Breath: Are You Practicing Personal Awareness?

15 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Personal awareness seems like a straightforward proposition. Hardly. Truth be told, personal self awareness really falls into the category of mysterious.  We all want to believe we are very aware of who we are, ever so sensitive to how we are being perceived. If only… If only we were as good it as we would […] Read more»