The Character of the Happy Warrior

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By William Wordsworth Who is the hap­py War­rior? Who is he That every man in arms should wish to be? —It is the gen­er­ous Spir­it, who, when brought Among the tasks of real life, hath wrought Upon the plan that pleased his boy­ish thought: Whose high endeav­ours are an inward light That makes the path […]

Collaboration Slows Leadership

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We treat col­lab­o­ra­tion as if it’s sacred. But it has it’s own trade­offs. The fact is, when there’s a capa­ble deci­sion mak­er, deci­sions get made quick­er. And when there’s col­lab­o­ra­tion, they get made slow­er. It’s up to us to decide what mix we want. But we’re here to talk about some­thing that gets for­got­ten a […]

Creative Briefing and Delegation

Delegating Wrong and How to Fix It

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These days, we’re not sup­posed to be so closed-mind­ed as to say that something’s wrong. So let’s just say the exact same thing, but be more polit­i­cal­ly cor­rect about it: unless you’re del­e­gat­ing effec­tive­ly, you’re not like­ly to achieve excel­lence. But that doesn’t quite pack the same punch. The truth is, del­e­ga­tion isn’t just about […]