From the Desk of Linda Goldstein

Reflect on Failure to Achieve Success

Last month, I shared the story of how “groupthink” in President John F. Kennedy’s administration led to the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion.

Here’s the next chapter of that story: How JFK applied lessons learned from that setback to achieve his greatest foreign policy success.

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The Swing Vote

We all make a variety of decisions every day. Some are so routine that we make them without giving them much thought. But difficult or challenging decisions demand more consideration. Here are a few tips to help you make better decisions:

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Prioritize Prioritizing

Whether you lead an organization, community, or board, nothing significant gets done if you don’t prioritize. Without priorities, goals and initiatives trigger chaos, not progress. How do you prioritize when everything seems like a priority?

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What NIMBYs Can Teach Us

When I was Mayor of Clayton, MO, we sometimes locked horns with residents when we proposed development projects in their neighborhood. These were the residents

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Overcoming Cultural Conflict

During my years in the commercial flooring business, my company acquired one of our competitors with a very different culture than ours.  My organization was

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2018 Leadership Tips

Five Key Issues That Can Make or Break Your Plans   “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those

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Supercharge Your Team!

Why Your Board, Team, or Business Needs a Vision Statement and Action Plan Nothing is going to be handed to you — you have to

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Bite-Size Leadership

Inspirational Quotes & Lessons from Legendary Leaders Great leaders never stop growing, and what better way is there to learn than through the insight and

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