Lipstick on a pig that flies

Just about this time last year, then-candidate Barack Obama repopularized the phrase “lipstick on a pig” in a campaign speech in Virginia, in what some thought was a not-so-nice slap at Sarah Palin, who had just referred to lipstick in her VP nomination acceptance speech. I’ve ...

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A Crisis of Trust

Within the next year, it seems likely that three things will happen, each of which will put added pressure on employers. In likely order of occurrence they are: Health care legislation – The odds are that some kind of health care bill will soon be signed into law. While this is generally ...

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Effective Business Integration is More Than Just a Paint Job

Upon returning from a trip to the Florida Keys Saturday, I saw a bright, shiny, freshly painted Delta Air Lines 747-400 jet parked at the adjacent gate as we pulled into Terminal E at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. In all likelihood, the plane recently bore the markings of Northwest ...

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Temper, Temper… Use it, Don’t Lose It

In a well-written piece by Adam Bryant in today’s NY Times (He Wants Subjects, Verbs and Objects),  Delta Air Lines CEO, Richard Anderson, in response to a question about the most important leadership lesson he has learned said, “I’ve learned to be patient and not lose my temper. And the reason ...

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