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What Would Your Mom Think Of That?

Joseph Lalonde

I recently read a story about long-distance runners Abel Mutai and Ivan Fernandez. Here’s what the Facebook story shared: In a race, athlete Abel Mutai representing Kenya was just a few feet from the finish line, but he was confused with the signage & […]. Integrity Still Matters.

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13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Bridge Of Spies

Joseph Lalonde

Donovan, Mark Rylance plays the Russian spy Rudolf Abel, and Amy Ryan is Mary Donovan. Take a closer look : We see right away that Rudolf Abel is a Russian spy. He’s also being tracked by US operatives.However, these operatives lose Abel on multiple occasions. In Bridge Of Spies, Tom Hanks plays James B.

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AOL CEO Fires Employee During Call Intended to Boost Morale

leaderCommunicator

Instead, he took a very no-holds-barred approach to the conversation and ended up firing Patch’s Creative Director, Abel Lenz in front of those employees. Late yesterday, Armstrong sent AOL employees an apology and cited an apology to Abel. And it’s all on tape. Armstrong owes Lenz a formal apology. What took him so long?

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Hit or Miss’ive: AOL CEO Fires Employee during Call – We Critique His Apology to Employees

leaderCommunicator

Last week we covered the recent case of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong firing an employee (Patch creative director, Abel Lenz) publically while on a conference call of 1,000 employees. It was all caught on tape. And it wasn’t until four days after Lenz was fired that Armstrong sent AOL employees an apology for his behavior.

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The Top 3 Corporate Communication Mistakes of 2013

leaderCommunicator

Armstrong ended up firing Patch’s Creative Director , Abel Lenz, in front of everyone. Soon afterward, Armstrong spoke to 1,000 employees on a conference call that was intended to boost morale and discuss the future. What happened instead was far from morale-boosting.

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s Apology to Employees is Pathetic

leaderCommunicator

Here are my thoughts about what might have happened (expletives have been removed): Senior leader to Tim on Monday: “You need to apologize to Abel for what happened.”. Which makes me think about the dialogue inside AOL. Tim: “For what? What he did was wrong. He was doing something I specifically asked him not to do.

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What Great Leaders Can Learn from Great Photographers

Harvard Business Review

Sam Abell falls into the latter camp of truly reflective practitioners. Abell has figured out that the way to get a great photograph is not to take it but to make it. The key, Abell learned, is not to chase its unfurling arc: “Let the rope come to you.” Photo Credit: Sam Abell. A sailor will toss a rope.

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