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Sound Bite Celebrity

In this Twitter era, political leaders are increasingly relying on sound bites to communicate to the masses and position themselves in the mind of the public.  The current undisputed Queen of the Sound Bite is Sarah Palin, who seems to make news daily with her pronouncements about candidates for office and the state of affairs in America.  Since her “coming out party” at the...

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Organizational fit and the prevailing leadership paradigm

No one would discount the importance of being aligned with the culture of the company you work for, and it’s particularly important for executives to reflect the cultural norms of the organization in their words and actions.  Being misaligned with your culture is generally a recipe for failure.  SAS, the North Carolina-based business software firm that routinely ranks among Fortune’s best...

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